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Mesa 9.2.4 Release Brings Big Freedreno Improvements

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Published on 28 November 2013 10:36 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Mesa
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While we're still waiting for the official Mesa 10.0 release that was supposed to happen yesterday, the Mesa 9.2.4 stable release came out in its place.

Usually Mesa point releases are rather boring with just a handful of bug-fixes each time. For Mesa 9.2.4, there's more changes than usual since a lot of Freedreno driver changes were allowed to be back-ported. This open-source Qualcomm Adreno driver got a lot of improvements in the stable Mesa 9.2 series since its state in 9.2.3 was known to be broken and overall the code is still being raised, albeit it's already the leading open-source ARM graphics driver.

More details on the changes found in Mesa 9.2.4 can be found via the Mesa-announce list. For those waiting for the Mesa 10.0 release, you can read about the many exciting features in the meantime.

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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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