Mesa 11.0 Has Been Branched, The Release March Begins
Written by Michael Larabel in Mesa on 22 August 2015 at 09:15 AM EDT. 13 Comments
MESA --
Mesa 11.0 was branched last night and its first release candidate now available.

There is the 11.0 branch in Mesa Git with Mesa Git master now tracking Mesa 11.1-devel. Mesa 11.0 is the biggest release in recent times with Nouveau NVC0 and RadeonSI Gallium3D now exposing OpenGL 4.1 compliance (rather than 3.3!), AMDGPU and Fiji support was added, HEVC VDPAU support for AMDGPU, vertex shaders with NIR in the Intel driver, Direct3D 9 state tracker improvements, and tons of other highlights... In another Phoronix article I'll provide a more proper feature overview of Mesa 11.0.

Mesa release manager Emil Velikov went ahead this morning and tagged Mesa 11.0-rc1. The plan is to push out new release candidates at the end of every week until releasing Mesa 11.0 as stable -- hopefully on 11 September.

Mesa 11.0 represents another three-month update to this important component to the open-source Linux graphics stack.
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