LWJGL v3.2.3 Release Notes

Release Date: 2019-09-01 // about 2 years ago
  • 🔄 Changes since 3.2.2:

    Bindings

    • ➕ Added Shaderc bindings. (#77)
    • ➕ Added bindings to platform APIs that can be used to programmatically generate input events.
    • ⚡️ Assimp: Updated to 5.0.0rc2 (up from 5.0.0rc1).
    • ⚡️ bgfx: Updated to API version 100 (up from 99)
    • 🚀 glfw: Updated to 3.4.0 pre-release (up from 3.3.0)
    • EGL: Added EGL_NV_stream_dma.
    • ⚡️ jemalloc: Updated to 5.2.1 (up from 5.2.0)
    • ⚡️ LibOVR: Updated to 1.39.0 (up from 1.35.0)
    • ⚡️ libdivide: Updated to 2.0 (up from 1.0)
    • ⚡️ lz4: Updated to 1.9.2 (up from 1.9.1)
      • Also, the LWJGL memory allocator is now used for internal allocations.
    • ⚡️ nuklear: Updated to 4.01.0 (up from 4.00.2)
    • ✅ OpenGL(ES): Added latest extensions.
      • GL_EXT_multiview_tessellation_geometry_shader
      • GL_EXT_multiview_texture_multisample
      • GL_EXT_multiview_timer_query
      • GL_EXT_texture_shadow_lod
      • GL_EXT_texture_sRGB_R8
      • GL_KHR_shader_subgroup
      • GL_NV_shader_subgroup_partitioned
      • GL_NVX_gpu_multicast2
      • GL_NVX_progress_fence
    • ⚡️ OpenVR: Updated to 1.6.10 (up from 1.3.22)
    • ⚡️ par: Updated par_shapes to latest version.
      • Added par_shapes_create_cone.
    • par: Added par_streamlines bindings.
    • ⚡️ rpmalloc: Updated to 1.4.0 (up from 1.3.2)
    • stb
      • Updated stb_image to 2.23 (up from 2.22)
      • Updated stb_truetype to 1.22 (up from 1.21)
      • Updated stb_vorbis to 1.17 (up from 1.16)
    • ⚡️ Vulkan: Updated to 1.1.121 (up from 1.0.107)
      • Includes MoltenVK 1.0.36
    • ⚡️ xxhash: Updated to 0.7.1 (up from 0.7.0)
    • ⚡️ Zstd: Updated to 1.4.3 (up from 1.4.0)

    👌 Improvements

    • 🐧 Linux: Added support for ARM builds.
      • 32-bit: ARMv7/armhf architecture. Maven classifier: linux-arm32
      • 64-bit: ARMv8/AArch64 architecture. Maven classifier: linux-arm64
    • 🏁 Windows: There is now a separate native JAR file per architecture.
      • The default contains x64 shared libraries only. Maven classifier: windows
      • lwjgl-natives-windows-x86.jar contains x86 shared libraries only. Maven classifier: windows-x86
      • The 32 suffix has been dropped from x86 shared library names.
    • 🏁 Windows: Shared libraries are now built with Visual Studio 2019 (up from 2017)
    • Maven: LWJGL artifacts now include a Bill of Materials (lwjgl-bom). (#481)
    • ♻️ Refactored the layout of native JAR files.
      • Shared libraries have been moved from the root to a <platform>/<arch>/<module>/ subfolder.
      • <platform>: one of linux, macos, windows.
      • <arch>: one of x64, x86, arm64, arm32.
      • <module>: the corresponding Java module name as a package hierarchy.
      • Example: glfw.so in lwjgl-glfw-natives-linux.jar is under the linux/x64/org/lwjgl/glfw folder.
      • The new layout allows multiple native JAR files to be combined for custom deployment.
      • Custom (or the old) layout may be used with newly exposed Configuration options.
    • Core: Added enum Platform.Architecture and Platform.getArchitecture() API.
    • Core: Added relative & absolute apply(Consumer<T>) methods to StructBuffer<T>.
    • Core: Added Consumer<T> setters to structs with nested arrays of structs.
    • Core: Added memByteBuffer overloads that return ByteBuffer views of other buffer types.
    • Core: Added CLongBuffer, a class similar to PointerBuffer but for C long values.

    🛠 Fixes

    • 🚑 Core: Removed support for Critical JNI Natives. (#490)
      • Will be restored in LWJGL 3.3 (disabled by default, enabled with a Configuration option).
    • 🛠 Core: Fixed buffer attachment offset detection on JDK 12+. (#491)
    • 🛠 Core: Fixed ByteBuffer attachments in memSlice & memDuplicate.
    • 🛠 Generator: Fixed invalid generation of functions with struct parameters passed by value. (#496)
      • Affected bindings: OpenVR and LLVM/Clang.
    • Generator: Improved javadoc for array and nested struct members.
    • 🛠 EGL/GLES: Fixed bootstrapping code.
      • Regression caused by org.lwjgl.system.JNI refactoring in 3.2.2.
    • 0️⃣ LLVM: Fixed default library names.
    • 🚀 lmdb: Reverted to the official release. (#482)
      • Windows: Performance issues are eliminated, but sparse database mappings & incremental file growth are not supported anymore.
    • 🛠 OpenGL: Fixed signatures of glGetnUniformiv and glGetnUniformuiv.

    💥 Breaking Changes

    (B): binary incompatible change
    (S): source incompatible change
    
    • Core: The Library.loadSystem & Library.loadNative methods now require a module name parameter. (S)
    • Core: Removed Consumer<T> overloads from read-only structs with nested struct members. (S)
    • Core: MemoryUtil.memFree(PointerBuffer) changed to memFree(CustomBuffer). (B)
    • LZ4: The autoFlush and favorDecSpeed members of LZ4F_preferences_t are now mapped to Java boolean. (S)
    • Vulkan: The descriptorCount member of VkWriteDescriptorSet must now be set explicitly. (S)
      • The semantics of descriptorCount may change via extensions, which invalidates auto-sizing.

Previous changes from v3.2.2

  • 🔄 Changes since 3.2.1:

    Bindings

    • ⚡️ bgfx: Updated to API version 99 (up from 90)
    • 🚀 glfw: Updated to 3.3.0 (up from 3.3.0 pre-release):
      • Added GLFW_RAW_MOUSE_MOTION.
      • Added glfwGetMonitorWorkarea.
      • Added glfwRawMouseMotionSupported.
    • ⚡️ CUDA: Updated to 10.1 (up from 10.0)
    • 🚀 jemalloc: Updated to 5.2.0 (up from pre-release 5.2.0)
    • ⚡️ LibOVR: Updated to 1.35.0 (up from 1.31.0)
    • ⚡️ LLVM/Clang: Updated to 8.0 (up from 7.0)
    • ⚡️ lmdb: Updated to 0.9.24 (up from 0.9.23)
    • ⚡️ lz4: Updated to 1.9.1 (up from 1.8.3)
    • 👍 NanoVG: Added support for using bgfx as the rendering back-end.
    • NanoVG: Added Blendish & OUI bindings.
    • ⚡️ NativeFileDialog: Updated to 1.1.4 (up from 1.1.3)
    • ⚡️ OpenVR: Updated to 1.3.22 (up from 1.1.3b)
    • ⚡️ Opus: Updated to 1.3.1 (up from 1.3.0)
    • stb
      • Updated stb_image to 2.22 (up from 2.19)
      • Updated stb_image_resize to 0.96 (up from 0.95)
      • Updated stb_image_write to 1.13 (up from 1.09)
      • Updated stb_perlin to 0.4 (up from 0.3)
      • Updated stb_rect_pack to 1.00 (up from 0.11)
      • Updated stb_truetype to 1.21 (up from 1.19)
      • Updated stb_vorbis to 1.16 (up from 1.14)
    • ⚡️ tinyfiledialogs: Updated to 3.3.9 (up from 3.3.8)
    • ⚡️ vma: Updated to 2.2.0 (up from 2.1.0)
    • ⚡️ Vulkan: Updated to 1.1.107 (up from 1.0.95)
      • Includes MoltenVK 1.0.35 (up from 1.0.27)
    • ⚡️ xxhash: Updated to 0.7.0 (up from 0.6.5)
    • ⚡️ Yoga: Updated to 1.14.0 (up from 1.10.0)
    • ⚡️ Zstd: Updated to 1.4.0 (up from 1.3.7)

    👌 Improvements

    • 🏗 build(ant): The release target now works in offline mode (LWJGL_BUILD_OFFLINE=true).
      • The build can be incomplete. Missing natives will be ignored and javadoc generation can be disabled for faster builds.
    • 🚀 build(gradle): Deployments of incomplete builds to the local Maven repository are now allowed.
    • ↪ Core: Implemented workaround for JDK-8195129 in the SharedLibraryLoader.
    • 🚑 perf: Critical JNI Natives are now generated for primitive-only functions.
    • LLVM: The bindings can now be used with LLVM/Clang version 5.0 or newer (down from 8.0).

    🛠 Fixes

    • 🍎 build(ant): Fixed building on Linux & macOS when the path to LWJGL's root directory is shallow. (#442)
    • 🛠 Core: Fixed race condition in callback deallocation when the debug allocator is enabled. (#444)
    • ↪ Generator: The workaround for JDK-8167409 is now applicable to functions with 5 parameters + 1 implicit parameter (function address or struct value result).
    • 👍 Generator: Support void() in callback functions without parameters.
    • Assimp: Added missing members to various struct types.
    • 👀 LLVM: LLVMGetErrorMessage now returns ByteBuffer instead of String, so that LLVMDisposeErrorMessage can be used.
    • nuklear: The nk_text_edit, nk_text_undo_state and nk_text_undo_record structs are now public.
    • OpenCL: Array overloads of EnqueueRead/Write functions cannot be used to perform non-blocking reads/writes anymore.
    • OpenGL: Added GL_DRAW_INDIRECT_BUFFER overloads to NV_bindless_multi_draw_indirect & NV_bindless_multi_draw_indirect_count extensions.
    • 🛠 vma: Fixed VmaMemoryUsage enumeration values. (#458)

    💥 Breaking Changes

    (B): binary incompatible change
    (S): source incompatible change
    
    • Core: Function address parameters in org.lwjgl.system.JNI & org.lwjgl.system.jawt.JAWTFunctions methods are now last, after normal parameters. (S)
      • Enables tail-calls without argument shuffling, when Critical JNI Natives are used.
    • glfw: removed CharSequence overload of glfwUpdateGamepadMappings. (S) (#462)

    Known Issues

    • Core: LWJGL 3.2.2 is incompatible with Java 12 or higher. (#491)
      • This issue is fixed in LWJGL 3.2.3.
    • 📌 Core: Using LWJGL 3.2.2 with a garbage collector that does not support object pinning, may lead to excessive GC-related blocking. (#490)
      • Workaround: pass -XX:-CriticalJNINatives to the JVM.
      • This issue is fixed in LWJGL 3.2.3.