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ARB_viewport_array Is Now Enabled For Intel Mesa

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Published on 20 January 2014 05:05 PM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Mesa
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The OpenGL 4.1 ARB_viewport_array extension that was talked about a few days ago on Phoronix in Major OpenGL 4.1 Feature Almost Ready For Mesa has now been merged and enabled for Intel's Linux graphics driver.

GL_ARB_viewport_array is an extension mandated by OpenGL 4.1 as a means of exposing multiple viewports. Its specification is described at OpenGL.org.

Today's enabling of this OpenGL 4.1 feature is done just for the Intel Mesa DRI driver, aside from the core Mesa changes. This Intel support is also limited to Ivy Bridge graphics processors and newer.

The enabling of GL_ARB_viewport_array can be found as of this Git commit.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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