Android Build Support Improved For Libdrm
Written by Michael Larabel in Mesa on 1 September 2014 at 12:36 PM EDT. 3 Comments
Emil Velikov, the new Mesa release manager, just landed a large set of libdrm patches for improving the open-source graphics drivers for Android.

Emil enabled Android build support within Mesa's DRM library (libdrm) for the Intel driver along with the Freedreno (reverse-engineered Qualcomm Adreno), Nouveau, and Radeon drivers. Up to now any Android support wasn't part of mainline libdrm and landed today in time for the next update, libdrm v2.4.57. At this time there's no Android updates to talk about for the Mesa/Gallium3D drivers themselves.

The new Mesa release manager has also been working on some other Mesa build improvements recently like working on make dist support.

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