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Mesa 10.4.3 Brings A Bunch Of Fixes For The Direct3D "Nine" Support

Emil Velikov announced the Mesa 10.4.3 point release during the early hours of today. While most Mesa stable updates aren't too exciting, this one is certainly noteworthy if you're a user of the Gallium3D "Nine" state tracker for providing Direct3D 9 support on Linux.
24 January 2015 - D3D9 - 2 Comments

Libdrm 2.4.59 Brings Skylake & Tegra Support

Maarten Lankhorst of Canonical released the libdrm 2.4.59 library on Wednesday. While most libdrm updates tend not to be too exciting, the v2.4.59 release carries a bit more weight.
22 January 2015 - libdrm 2.4.59

GLX_EXT_buffer_age Patches For Mesa DRI2

While there have been GLX_EXT_buffer_age patches for Mesa going back months, they've been for DRI3. Chris Wilson of Intel has now implemented GLX_EXT_buffer_age support along the DRI2 code-paths.
21 January 2015 - GLX_EXT_buffer_age - 6 Comments

The Raspberry Pi Gallium3D Driver Has Made Much Progress In Less Than A Year

It was just last June that Eric Anholt left Intel for Broadcom to focus on creating the Broadcom VC4 open-source graphics driver stack for the Raspberry Pi to have a new DRM/KMS driver and a Gallium3D driver. In less than one year, he's made a lot of progress.
20 January 2015 - Broadcom VC4 - 8 Comments

Mesa's Shader Cache Is In The Process Of Landing

Intel developers are in the process of landing their GLSL shader cache into mainline Mesa.
16 January 2015 - Mesa Shader Cache - 37 Comments

NIR Lands In Mesa, New IR Started By High Schooler Intern At Intel

NIR, the new IR for Mesa that's better than the status quo (GLSL IR), has finally landed inside mainline Mesa.
15 January 2015 - NIR - 28 Comments

New Mesa 10.3 & 10.4 Series Point Releases

For those users relying upon stable Mesa point releases rather than Mesa Git master, kicking off this week are the release of Mesa 10.4.2 and Mesa 10.3.7.
12 January 2015 - Mesa 10.4.2 / Mesa 10.3.7 - 4 Comments

53 Patches Published For Gallium3D's Direct3D 9 Support

Axel Davy has unleashed a big set of patches to improve the Gallium Nine state tracker that provides the experimental Direct3D 9.0 support on Linux.
8 January 2015 - Gallium Nine - 68 Comments

More Patches Published For AMD's RadeonSI Gallium3D Driver

For those getting back into Mesa/Gallium3D driver testing from Git following the holidays, Marek Olšák published another big set of patches this weekend.
5 January 2015 - RadeonSI - 32 Comments

Mesa Crosses 1.5 Million Lines Of Code, Highest Activity Since 2011

Mesa 3D in 2014 saw slightly more commits this year than the previous two years. However, Mesa didn't see much in the way of new active contributors this year.
31 December 2014 - Mesa Git - 1 Comment

Mesa 10.3 & 10.4 Point Releases For The New Year

Emil Velikov has announced new point releases in the Mesa 10.3 and Mesa 10.4 series in getting ready new open-source graphics drivers for 2015.
30 December 2014 - Mesa 10.3/10.4 - 2 Comments

Valve Optimizations, D3D9 & GL4 Topped Mesa This Year

Mesa made a heck of a lot of progress this year for advancing the state of open-source Linux graphics drivers.
26 December 2014 - Mesa 2014 - 2 Comments

Adreno A4xx Rendering With Freedreno Takes Shape

The Freedreno Gallium3D driver's support for the Adreno A4xx hardware is taking shape and beginning to work for GL rendering on this latest-generation Qualcomm graphics hardware.
21 December 2014 - Freedreno 4XX - 4 Comments

NIR Has Been Revised As A New IR For Mesa

Posted to the Mesa mailing list this week was a set of 123 patches that reintroduces NIR as a new IR for Mesa.
18 December 2014 - NIR - 7 Comments

VC4 Gallium3D Adds DMA-BUF Support, Yields Working DRI3

Beyond the VC4 Gallium3D work yesterday landing in Mesa that led to this Raspberry Pi graphics driver potentially running much faster, DMA-BUF support was also added.
18 December 2014 - Raspberry Pi - 4 Comments

Raspberry Pi's Gallium3D Driver Could Now Run Significantly Faster

Eric Anholt, the lead developer developer behind the Broadcom VC4 Mesa/Gallium3D driver stack for supporting the Raspberry Pi, has announced a new performance achievement.
17 December 2014 - User-Space BO Cache - 10 Comments

Mesa 10.4 Officially Released With Direct3D 9 State Tracker

After a one day week delay due to older drivers/GPUs breaking on the newer Mesa code, Mesa 10.4 was officially released this Sunday morning.
14 December 2014 - Mesa 10.4 - 38 Comments

Intel Skylake Support Merged Into Mainline Mesa

With being early on in the Mesa 10.5 development cycle, Intel developers have gone ahead and merged their initial Skylake support branch into Mesa Git master.
8 December 2014 - Mesa 10.5

Mesa 10.4 Is Delayed A Few Days As It's Busted On Older GPUs

The release of Mesa 10.4 is being dragged out by a few days due to a regression affecting older GPUs/drivers that causes this new Mesa version to be in bad shape. Hopefully by the end of this coming week though, Mesa 10.4.0 will be christened.
7 December 2014 - Regression - 11 Comments

Nouveau On Mesa 10.5-devel Doesn't Change Much

Last week I ran benchmarks showing Intel HD Graphics having some changes with Mesa 10.5-devel Git and improvements with the AMD Gallium3D drivers. Rounding out the Mesa Git master tests, here's some tests with the open-source NVIDIA graphics performance via Nouveau.
1 December 2014 - Mesa Git - 2 Comments

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