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Mesa 7.8.3 Release Candidate 1 Is Here

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Published on 15 September 2010 04:47 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Mesa
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While Mesa 7.9 is just around the corner with a great number of new features and other improvements to this open-source graphics stack used by Linux and other operating systems, those being bound to releases that are proven stable will still be leaving with Mesa 7.8 until Mesa 7.9.1 or 7.9.2 is released later in the year. But for those stable users, there's also Mesa 7.8.3 that will soon be released.

As is tradition for Mesa point releases, Mesa 7.8.3 releases just contain back-ports of bug-fixes and other work, but not any of the new features like the GLSL2 compiler, new OpenGL extensions, driver enhancements, Gallium3D improvements, or other core changes living in master for Mesa 7.9.

The first release candidate for Mesa 7.8.3 is now available for download, as announced by Brian Paul. The final release should be here in the coming weeks.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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