It's Your Last Chance To Test Mesa 7.7
Written by Michael Larabel in Mesa on 16 December 2009 at 09:29 PM EST. 2 Comments
A month and a half ago we shared that Mesa 7.7 should be a Christmas present with a release date just before the holidays. Since then we have seen release candidates for Mesa 7.7 and it's still on track to debuting next week. Intel's Ian Romanick has today announced Mesa 7.7-rc3 (along with Mesa 7.6.1-rc4 for carrying bug-fixes in the current stable branch).

Ian is still looking at releasing Mesa 7.7.0 and 7.6.1 on Monday (21 December). The release announcement with source download links for these last release candidates can be found on mesa3d-dev. Mesa 7.7 delivers on support for new OpenGL extensions, numerous Gallium3D improvements, and other core Mesa enhancements.

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