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Mesa 7.2 Has Been Released

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Published on 20 September 2008 05:06 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Mesa
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Following last month's release of Mesa 7.1, Tungsten Graphics began working on Mesa 7.2, which is a stabilized version of this OpenGL implementation that had picked up 3D support for the ATI Radeon R500 and Intel GMA 4-Series. Mesa 7.1 also marked the switch to an autoconf build system, GL_EXT_texture_from_pixmap extension for Xlib driver, GLSL support for the Intel 965, and various other improvements.

Mesa 7.2 has just under a dozen official fixes and it also adds 3D acceleration support for the new lower-end Intel G41 Chipset. The Mesa 7.1 release had support for the original DRI2 (Direct Rendering Infrastructure 2) implementation, but that has been stripped out of the 7.2 release. DRI2 was recently reworked and the 3D bits will now not appear in Mesa until the 7.3/7.4 release. Mesa 7.2 also doesn't support Intel's Graphics Execution Manager, which is their new kernel memory manager replacement for Tungsten's TTM.

The release notes for Mesa 7.2 can be read here.

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