crept closer to being released last week when the first release candidate
had arrived, but now we are even closer with there being a second release candidate. Intel's Ian Romanick has announced the release of Mesa 7.7 RC2 (along with Mesa 7.6.2 RC3) in hopes of still putting this release out before Christmas
Mesa 7.7 RC2 and 7.6.2 RC3 just carries additional bug-fixes and stabilization work since the earlier release candidates. The release announcements with source download links for the packages can be found on Mesa3D-announce
. Ian hopes to have both Mesa 7.7.0 and 7.6.2 out by the 21st of December. Mesa 7.7 will be bringing a horde of Gallium3D updates, new OpenGL extensions, and many other changes to this free software OpenGL / 3D stack.