Rename namespace dawn_native to dawn::native.

But keep a namespace alias to avoid breaking project that depend on the
previous namespace name while they get updated.

Done with through the following steps:

 - git grep -l dawn_native:: | xargs sed -i "" "s/dawn_native::/dawn::native::/g"
 - git grep -l "namespace dawn_native" | xargs sed -i "" "s/namespace dawn_native/namespace dawn::native/g"
 - git cl format
 - Manual fixups in generator/templates (and the addition of
   namespace_case in
 - The addition of the namespace alias in DawnNative.h

Bug: dawn:824
Change-Id: I676cc4e3ced2e0e4bab32a0d66d7eaf9537e3f09
Reviewed-by: Loko Kung <>
Commit-Queue: Corentin Wallez <>
Auto-Submit: Corentin Wallez <>
504 files changed
tree: cdd83966a992a27f18c4635a128a01be3c55b538
  1. .vscode/
  2. build_overrides/
  3. docs/
  4. examples/
  5. generator/
  6. infra/
  7. scripts/
  8. src/
  9. third_party/
  10. tools/
  11. .clang-format
  12. .gitattributes
  13. .gitignore
  14. .gn
  17. CMakeLists.txt
  18. codereview.settings
  19. dawn.json
  20. dawn_wire.json
  21. DEPS
  24. OWNERS
  26. README.chromium

Dawn's logo: a sun rising behind a stylized mountain inspired by the WebGPU logo. The text Dawn is written below it.

Dawn, a WebGPU implementation

Dawn is an open-source and cross-platform implementation of the work-in-progress WebGPU standard. More precisely it implements webgpu.h that is a one-to-one mapping with the WebGPU IDL. Dawn is meant to be integrated as part of a larger system and is the underlying implementation of WebGPU in Chromium.

Dawn provides several WebGPU building blocks:

  • WebGPU C/C++ headers that applications and other building blocks use.
    • The webgpu.h version that Dawn implements.
    • A C++ wrapper for the webgpu.h.
  • A “native” implementation of WebGPU using platforms' GPU APIs:
    • D3D12 on Windows 10
    • Metal on macOS and iOS
    • Vulkan on Windows, Linux, ChromeOS, Android and Fuchsia
    • OpenGL as best effort where available
  • A client-server implementation of WebGPU for applications that are in a sandbox without access to native drivers

Helpful links:

Documentation table of content

Developer documentation:

User documentation: (TODO, figure out what overlaps with the webgpu.h docs)




Apache 2.0 Public License, please see LICENSE.


This is not an officially supported Google product.