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    Which RGBA texture compression format will be used?&#820

    Hi, All,

    There is the published OpenGL ES extension GL_OES_compressed_ETC1_RGB8_texture
    for compressing RGB texture. But what's the extension for RGBA texture? From various
    khronos web resource (cvs, document archive and wiki), I knwo there are 2 related
    draft extensions:
    1:ETC3/ETC5, which use 128 bits to code 16 RGBA texels.
    2:OES_compressed_iPACKMANalpha_texture, which uses 64 bits to code 16 RGBA texels.

    It appears the 2nd extension is rather out-dated while the 1st one is more active
    in the updating. I don't know which extension will finally be accepted as the formal
    RGBA compression texture extension, just as the GL_OES_compressed_ETC1_RGB8_texture.
    That is, which will be the upcoming GL_OES_compressed_ETC1_RGBA8_texture? Or
    will we have the 3rd choice.

    We really need to know the decision ASAP since we are developing an mobile GPU
    supporting the RGBA texture compression.

    Best Regards
    Henry Xu

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    I do not think this is the right place for discussing unpublished Khronos materials. This is a question for the OpenGL ES working group.
    Georg Kolling, Imagination Technologies
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