Mesa 7.5 RC3 Brings Build, Bug Fixes
Written by Michael Larabel in Mesa on 5 June 2009 at 08:00 PM EDT. 24 Comments
Mesa 7.5 with its Gallium3D love is nearing. In time for some weekend testing, Brian Paul has announced the release of Mesa 7.5 Release Candidate 3. This third test release brings more build and bug fixes with more than 50 commits since Mesa 7.5 RC2 a month ago. In this new release there are fixes throughout the Mesa code-base, but not really any prominent changes. In fact, the Mesa 7.5 RC3 release announcement is just two lines long.

Mesa 7.5 will hopefully make it out the door soon, but there is already excitement building around Mesa 7.6. Mesa 7.6 is the next major feature release and it is already set to include Gallium3D state trackers for OpenVG and OpenGL ES 1.1/2.0 along with networking support. Hopefully landing in time for Mesa 7.6 will be an OpenGL 3.1 state tracker as well as one for OpenCL. Now we just need some completed Gallium3D drivers for ATI/AMD and NVIDIA hardware...

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