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    Phoronix: Mesa 7.4 Release Candidate 1 Released

    Mesa 7.3 was released back in January and was branched from the master Git tree so that it can be stabilized further and go on to form Mesa 7.4. Well, nearly three months later, Mesa 7.4 is getting close to being released...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=NzE1Ng

  • #2
    "... later this year" like in December or earlier?

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    • #3
      I thing by September

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      • #4
        There is one another good for Wine and older cards extension 'GL_ATI_envmap_bumpmap' implemented just for intel. AMD, open documentatiton for R200 please!

        P.S. Seriously, i want to see that shiny objects again!
        Last edited by dungeon; 03-21-2009, 12:11 AM.

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        • #5
          I couldn't wait any longer. That's why I sold my 4850 and got myself a 9800GT.

          Everything now works perfectly:

          Tear-free Compiz
          Tear-free x-video + VDPAU
          Flicker-free tear-free 3D windowed applications

          It was an overall tear-free experience and I am overall a tear-free person.

          So while they promise the open stack will be done tomorrow, I will be back to the open source campaign tomorrow, too. sigh.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by FunkyRider View Post
            I couldn't wait any longer...
            You know the difference between mesa and open/closed source graphics drivers?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by AliBaba View Post
              You know the difference between mesa and open/closed source graphics drivers?
              The latter works (NVidia's one only) while the former is still broken as crap.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by RealNC View Post
                The latter works (NVidia's one only) while the former is still broken as crap.
                I had a lovely supper and a piece of halibut that was good enough for Jehovah. Oh, wait, that's off topic as well. :-)



                Anyways, you should have known that the only drivers which support nVidia-hardware completely are closed source. So if you want to use open source only, don't buy their products. I personally don't think that some possibly broken mesa driver is the only problem you face when you use open source drivers for nVidia. In fact I do even believe that it's the least significant one.



                Btw, ontopic:
                Using mesa 7.4 I get lots of display errors. They apparently have been there since I first tested the 7.4 branch and could be related to KMS/DRI2.

                Hmm, after updating compiz (= rebuilding it) those problems seem to be gone.
                Last edited by AliBaba; 03-26-2009, 08:18 AM.

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