1. Computers
  2. Display Drivers
  3. Graphics Cards
  4. Memory
  5. Motherboards
  6. Processors
  7. Software
  8. Storage
  9. Operating Systems


Facebook RSS Twitter Twitter Google Plus


Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking.org

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS To Land Mesa 10.0 Next Week

Mesa

Published on 04 December 2013 09:17 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Mesa
8 Comments

Mesa 10.0 with its many exciting features and improved performance should be available from the Ubuntu 14.04 archive next week. A call-for-testing using a special PPA is available right now.

Maarten Lankhorst on the behalf of Canonical's X team for Ubuntu has issued a "call for testing" of Mesa 10.0. For Ubuntu users there is the Ubuntu 14.04 "Trusty" ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/ppa archive that can be used right now. Their plan is to upload Mesa 10 to the Ubuntu Trusty archive on Monday so they're hoping for some testing of these packages.

The testing done by Maarten on the new packages is just with a Radeon HD 5570, NVIDIA NV96, Intel Sandy Bridge, and LLVMpipe drivers. Glxinfo and Piglit at least run along with the Unity desktop. For call for testing of the new Mesa 10.0 packages can be found on the ubuntu-devel list.

Seeing as Mesa 10.0 was just released days ago it's great to see Canonical already lining up to land it into the archive for their next Ubuntu release. In past release cycles they've held off on landing new Mesa versions so that there can be better test coverage and bug reporting of the Mesa version currently in their latest stable release.

For those Ubuntu Linux users running 13.10 or other recent versions besides 14.04 where the ubuntu-x-swat PPA is covered, try out the Ubuntu Oibaf PPA for all the latest open-source Linux graphics driver packages.

About The Author
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 .
Latest Articles & Reviews
  1. Intel Broadwell: GCC 4.9 vs. LLVM Clang 3.5 Compiler Benchmarks
  2. Ubuntu vs. Fedora Linux On Lenovo's X1 Carbon With Core i7 Broadwell
  3. Ubuntu 15.04 Is The Easy Path To Better Performance On Intel Broadwell
  4. NVIDIA's Latest Maxwell Line-Up Against AMD With Catalyst On Linux
  5. Preliminary Tests Of Intel Sandy Bridge & Ivy Bridge vs. Broadwell
  6. AMD FX-8320E Performance On Linux
Latest Linux News
  1. Does VirtualBox VM Have Much A Future Left?
  2. HAMMER2 File-System Is Still Slowly Coming Together
  3. The Better Looking Window Decorations For GNOME 3.16
  4. Libinput 0.9 Adds Support For Hovering Fingers On Touchpads
  5. Free Software Foundation Endorses Another (Outdated) Laptop
  6. DNF Plugins Extend The Functionality Of Fedora's Yum Successor
  7. LibreOffice 4.4 Released With Better OOXML Support, UI Improvements
  8. Inkscape 0.91 Goes Through C++ Code Conversion, New Cairo Rendering, OpenMP Filters
  9. New Mesa Patch To Improve CPU-Bound Applications
  10. LLVM Adds Options To Do Fuzz Testing
Most Viewed News This Week
  1. PlayStation 4 System Compiler Support Landing In LLVM
  2. LibreOffice 4.4 Is Coming Soon With New Features
  3. Linux "GHOST" Vulnerability Hits Glibc Systems
  4. My Initial Intel Broadwell Linux Experience With The ThinkPad X1 Carbon
  5. Broadwell Linux Ultrabook Running MUCH Cooler Than Haswell
  6. LZHAM 1.0 Lossless Data Compression Codec Released
  7. Linux Users Upset By Chromium's Busted HiDPI Support
  8. Vivaldi: A New Chromium-Powered, Multi-Platform Browser