The Khronos Group has released a new mile stone version of the OpenGL API: version 3.0, codename Long Peaks. While this is really good news, Khronos is still unable to communicate with the community.
The Good: a new release
The Long Peaks release of OpenGL API was announced more than a year ago and was supposed to be released last fall. However, despite the official announcement Khronos never made this release - and never published any note, hint or even unofficial statement.
Today, during the SIGGRAPH conference Khronos he published the new API version and made it available for download. The new version is described as an evolutionary step which includes many new features while still supporting old hardware.
The new features include, among others: