[ANNOUNCE] pixfmtdb

Laurent Pinchart laurent.pinchart at ideasonboard.com
Mon Jan 23 15:49:36 UTC 2023

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On Mon, Jan 23, 2023 at 02:10:58PM +0000, Simon Ser wrote:
> Hi all,
> In the last few days I've been working on a small new project, pixfmtdb [1].
> It's a Web database of pixel format guides, it can be useful to understand
> how pixels are laid out in memory for a given format and which formats from
> various APIs are compatible with each other.
> pixfmtdb relies on the Khronos Data Format Specification [2] to describe
> each format. This means that each format is described with a standardized
> data blob, which can be re-used with other tools for other purposes.
> My future plans include adding more formats and format families to pixfmtdb,
> and make it easy to use the data for code generation, in particular for
> automatically generating tables containing metadata about formats, as used
> in Wayland compositors and other projects.
> I hope some of you can find this work useful,
> Simon
> [1]: https://pixfmtdb.emersion.fr
> [2]: https://www.khronos.org/dataformat


Laurent Pinchart

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