Gallium3D Merging To Mesa Master This Week
Written by Michael Larabel in Mesa on 10 February 2009 at 08:59 AM EST. 3 Comments
We have known that Gallium3D would soon be landing in Mesa and now it looks like that will take place this week. In fact, Gallium3D is in the process of being merged to the master development branch right now and should be complete within a day or two. Gallium3D will then appear in Mesa 7.5 / 7.6, but not the forthcoming stable Mesa 7.4 release.

Building the Gallium3D support and drivers in Mesa will not be done by default at this time, but will require a special build argument. If you are unfamiliar with Tungsten's Gallium3D architecture for writing new graphics drivers on Linux and other operating systems, check out our other Gallium3D articles or the Tungsten Graphics Wiki.

The announcement of the merger this week was made on the Mesa3D mailing list.
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