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Mesa Has A New Release Manager

Mesa

Published on 26 August 2014 04:31 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Mesa
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Mesa has a new release manager to allow the two existing managers from Intel's Open-Source Technology Center to get back to more driver wrangling rather than release wrangling.

Emil Velikov has stepped up to be the new Mesa release manager to relieve Ian Romanick, the previous major release manager, and Carl Worth, the stable series release manager, from their duties. They agreed to let Emil take over so they can get back to focusing on their driver work rather than worrying about release processes, etc.

Emil wrote, "This will allow us to have timely releases, and will give Ian and Carl more time to focus on other parts of Mesa. My intent is to keep the original release process and clear-up any outstanding confusions regarding the estimated release dates and patch nominations. That does not mean that I won't welcome your feedback and suggestions."

The first release under Emil's control is the upcoming Mesa 10.3 that is currently going through a few weeks of release candidates ahead of its official availability in September. Mesa 10.3 represents around three months of development work and comes with many new features.

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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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