Mesa 7.6 brings plenty of changes that we have talked about before, among which are a number of new OpenGL extensions, the rewritten Radeon driver, many new Radeon driver improvements, and the initial version of the Gallium3D llvmpipe driver. Mesa 7.7 is already under development.
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