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Mesa News Archives

Intel Is Getting Very Close To OpenGL 4.0/4.1/4.2 Mesa Support

As brought up in the discussion following yesterday's article about Intel adding BPTC support to their Mesa driver, several Phoronix readers are filled with happiness over Mesa nearly support not just for the OpenGL 4.0 specification but also OpenGL 4.1 and 4.2 aren't far out of reach.
23 July 2014 - Mesa 11.0? - 42 Comments

BPTC Texture Compression Comes To Nouveau After Intel's Work

Just hours after Intel added BPTC texture compression support to Mesa and their DRI driver, frequent Nouveau contributor Ilia Mirkin added BPTC support to Gallium3D and wired it up for the "NVC0" Fermi/Kepler Gallium3D open-source NVIDIA driver.
23 July 2014 - ARB_texture_compression_bptc - 3 Comments

More "Mega Driver" Work Merged For Mesa

More code by Emil Velikov was merged yesterday to push along the Gallium3D Mega Drivers model.
10 July 2014 - Mega Drivers - 4 Comments

GLX DRI3 GPU Offloading Lands In Mesa

The GLX DRI3 GPU offloading support has landed in Mesa with a solution that's superior to the DRI2 GPU offloading model.
1 July 2014 - GLX DRI3 - 37 Comments

Mesa 10.1.5 & Mesa 10.2.2 Released

New point releases in the Mesa 10.1 and Mesa 10.2 series are now available.
25 June 2014 - Mesa 10.1/10.2 - 1 Comment

Gallium3D VDPAU & XvMC Support Are Now Single Libraries

The start of the Gallium3D "mega drivers" patches by Emil Velikov are starting to land in Mesa. First up, the patches to consolidate the Gallium3D VDPAU and XvMC support into single libraries for supporting multiple drivers.
23 June 2014 - VDPAU - 1 Comment

GPU Software Fallbacks: What's Better?

When Eric Anholt announced last week he was developing a Broadcom VC4 DRM plus OpenGL driver he said originally he plans to develop the user-space GL driver as a Gallium3D driver but might later turn it into a classic Mesa driver.
22 June 2014 - swrast - 37 Comments

Intel Starts Landing Another OpenGL 4.3 Extension

Finally receiving some mainline treatment within Mesa this Sunday is the start of Chris Forbes' long work-in-progress patches concerning ARB_fragment_layer_viewport.
22 June 2014 - ARB_fragment_layer_viewport - 14 Comments

RadeonSI Gallium3D Gets Wired Up For More OpenGL 4.0 Extensions

Another set of AMD RadeonSI Gallium3D driver improvements were committed on Wednesday for Mesa.
19 June 2014 - RadeonSI - 7 Comments

Gallium3D "Mega Drivers" Might Be Ready For Merging In The Next Month

Work on a Gallium3D approach to Mesa "mega drivers" is still progressing. The final reported patch series is now out there and the developer hopes to have the support merged over the next month.
18 June 2014 - Mega Drivers

Broadcom VC4 Work Well Underway On DRM, Gallium3D Support Planned

Beginning this week, Eric Anholt is now working for Broadcom after working for Intel's Open-Source Technology Center the past several years on the Intel Linux graphics driver stack. While Eric just started there, he's already made some headway on a Broadcom DRM driver and expects to begin developing a Gallium3D driver soon.
18 June 2014 - Broadcom VC4 - 5 Comments

Gallium3D Softpipe Hits GLSL 3.30 Compliance

The Gallium3D "Softpipe" driver as the most crude software fallback driver now supports GL Shading Language 3.30.
11 June 2014 - Softpipe - 9 Comments

Intel Takes Another Stab At OpenGL 4 In Mesa

Another OpenGL 4 extension has landed in Mesa by Intel's Open-Source Technology Center crew for the Mesa 10.3 release at the end of the summer.
9 June 2014 - OpenGL 4.x - 7 Comments

Mesa 10.2 Officially Released With Tons Of Features

Besides Mesa 10.1.5 being released last night, Mesa 10.2 made it out late last night followed immediately by Mesa 10.2.1 to take care of a build failure that sneaked into the final release.
7 June 2014 - Mesa 10.2 - 5 Comments

RadeonSI Moves A Bit Closer To GLSL 4.00 (OpenGL 4.0)

AMD's RadeonSI Gallium3D driver is a bit closer to supporting OpenGL 4.0 via the GLSL 4.00 specification requirements thanks to a new patch set published on Friday by Marek Olšák.
7 June 2014 - GL4 - 5 Comments

Mesa 10.1.5 Is Out While Waiting For Mesa 10.2

Mesa 10.1.5 was just released this Friday evening while we're still waiting for the imminent release of the major Mesa 10.2 release unless it was delayed again.
6 June 2014 - Mesa 10.1.5 - 1 Comment

Mesa Shader Compiler Cache Proposed, Reduces Game Start Times

Similar to functionality offered by other drivers, Mesa might finally have a shader compiler cache to save compiled GLSL shaders to the disk in an effort to reduce the start-up time for modern Linux games.
2 June 2014 - Shader Compiler Cache - 25 Comments

Mesa 10.2 Has Been Pushed Back To Next Week

Last week when Mesa 10.2 RC4 was released it was expected to be the final development version and to ship the official release of Mesa 10.2 on Friday, 30 May. The official release didn't happen but Mesa 10.2 RC5 is out there now with the hopes of shipping the final release next week.
31 May 2014 - Mesa 10.2

Running LLVMpipe With OpenGL 3.3 On Mesa 10.3-devel

Here's some fresh tests of Mesa's LLVMpipe Gallium3D driver for software-based rendering. Since last month, LLVMpipe now supports OpenGL 3.3.
30 May 2014 - OpenGL 3.3 - 7 Comments

Mesa's IR Might Get Changed Around Amid Discussions

In a new mailing list thread, Eric Anholt expresses regrets a few years ago when they began sending GLSL IR into their driver rather than using Mesa IR and improving that intermediate representation. Eric is now trying to get the Mesa IR support up to scratch so that it can be sent directly to classic Mesa drivers.
29 May 2014 - Mesa IR - 5 Comments

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