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SIMD8 Vertex Shaders For Broadwell

Kristian Høgsberg has published a new patch-set but it's not for Wayland, it's for the Intel Mesa driver.
29 October 2014 - SIMD8 VS

OpenGL 4.x Support For Mesa Still Inching Along

While there hasn't been much to report on lately with regard to major OpenGL 4.x advancements, the OpenGL 4.0+ support is still being worked on by the open-source developers wishing to expose GL4 compliance within the Intel, Radeon, and Nouveau Linux graphics drivers, among other potential Mesa/Gallium3D drivers.
29 October 2014 - OpenGL 4 - 12 Comments

Reducing The CPU Usage In Mesa To Improve Performance

Timothy Arceri who previously crowd-funded work to add new GL extensions to Mesa and did so successfully multiple times has now written a new blog post on the topic of reducing the CPU usage in Mesa to potentially improve frame-rates.
27 October 2014 - CPU Usage Reduction - 74 Comments

Mesa 10.3.2 Has A Couple Bug-Fixes

For those living by stable Mesa releases rather than the exciting, bleeding-edge Mesa Git code for open-source Linux graphics drivers, Mesa 10.3.2 is available this Friday night.
24 October 2014 - Mesa 10.3.2

Mesa 10.4 Might Re-Enable HyperZ For R600g/RadeonSI

The performance of the upcoming Mesa 10.4 might be better out-of-the-box for R600g and RadeonSI Gallium3D driver users if a new patch is accepted to re-enable HyperZ by default.
23 October 2014 - HyperZ - 9 Comments

Mesa 10.4 Tentatively Planned For Early December

Emil Velikov, the new Mesa release manager, has issued a straw-man proposal to release Mesa 10.4 in early December.
22 October 2014 - Mesa 10.4 - 4 Comments

Direct3D 9 Support Might Land Within Mainline Mesa 3D Drivers

It looks like we could see the Direct3D 9 (Gallium3D Nine) state tracker land within Mesa! This state tracker can be used for accelerating D3D9-using Windows games via Wine and other purposes. The Gallium3D Nine patches are called for review as of this Saturday morning with ambitions of being merged to master.
18 October 2014 - Gallium3D Nine - 47 Comments

Mesa 10.3.1 Point Release Now Available

For users of Mesa stable releases rather than the exciting Git activity, there's some new releases worth upgrading to.
13 October 2014 - Mesa 10.3 - 9 Comments

Mesa's GLSL Compiler Improved Significantly Over The Past Year

Matt Turner, an Intel OTC developer and long-time open-source graphics contributor, presented at XDC2014 Bordeaux about progress made with their GLSL compiler. Connor Abbott, fresh out of high school who was an Intel intern this summer, presented his work on the new "NIR" intermediate representation.
10 October 2014 - XDC2014 - 1 Comment

Freedreno Gallium3D Is Passing 90%+ Of Piglit Tests

In addition to doing the xf86-video-freedreno 1.3.0 release this weekend, Rob Clark also took the opportunity to write a lengthy blog post on the progress made for the open-source, reverse-engineered Linux graphics driver stack for Qualcomm's Adreno graphics hardware. The few contributors involved have done a stunning job over the past few months to implement much of OpenGL 3 for this ARM graphics driver and make other improvements -- all without the support or backing of Qualcomm.
5 October 2014 - Qualcomm Adreno - 16 Comments

VA-API Gallium3D State Tracker Added Back To Mesa

Last week I wrote about AMD working on a new VA-API state tracker for Gallium3D after the original VA-API support was dropped two years ago. That new state tracker has landed in mainline Mesa Git.
1 October 2014 - VA-API - 18 Comments

AMD Is Working On A New VA-API State Tracker For Gallium3D

Years ago there was a VA-API state tracker within Gallium3D for offering drivers support for the Video Acceleration API. That implementation, however, was dropped back in 2012 as it was largely unmaintained and the VDPAU state tracker proved to be more popular. Now, however, it seems AMD is working to introduce a new VA-API implementation for Gallium3D.
28 September 2014 - VA-API - 20 Comments

Libdrm 2.4.57 Brings Android Build Support & More

A notable Mesa DRM library update was released today.
28 September 2014 - libdrm 2.4.57

RadeonSI Gallium3D Might Run As Well As Catalyst For CS:GO Linux

Yesterday I shared my initial Counter-Strike: Global Offensive benchmarks on Linux while following that have been others using the Phoronix Test Suite and OpenBenchmarking.org to deliver their own results for this latest Valve game to reach Linux.
24 September 2014 - Counter-Strike: GO - 41 Comments

Raspberry Pi's Gallium3D Driver Continues To Be Actively Developed

For those with a Raspberry Pi, the emerging open-source 3D-supported Linux graphics driver stack continues to evolve.
24 September 2014 - VC4 Gallium3D - 1 Comment

Mesa 10.3 Released With The Latest Open-Source GPU Driver Improvements

Besides the Wayland 1.6 release and other exciting Linux news today, Mesa 10.3 is another exciting open-source milestone achieved today.
19 September 2014 - Mesa 10.3 - 7 Comments

RadeonSI Gallium3D-Nine Can Beat AMD Catalyst With Some Wine Tests

The out-of-tree Direct3D 9.0 state tracker for Mesa's Gallium3D continues to show much potential for allowing Wine-based games to better perform on Linux with the open-source Gallium3D drivers.
14 September 2014 - Gallium3D-Nine - 38 Comments

For Now Intel's Beignet Seems Better Off Than Radeon Gallium3D Clover

While Intel's Beignet project for providing open-source OpenCL support for their hardware on Linux was widely criticized upon its debut for being a new project rather than basing the work on Gallium3D's "Clover" OpenCL state tracker, Beignet has matured much more quickly and for now at least seems to be better off than the Gallium3D OpenCL support.
12 September 2014 - OpenCL - 46 Comments

Nouveau Lands A OpenGL 4.3 Feature & Fixes MPEG4 Video Decoding

The latest high profile work by prolific Nouveau contributor Ilia Mirkin is the landing of GL_ARB_texture_view for the NV50 and NVC0 Gallium3D drivers.
12 September 2014 - ARB_texture_view

Running The Oibaf PPA On Ubuntu 14.10

While Ubuntu 14.10 is finally getting X.Org Server 1.16, it doesn't yet have Mesa 10.3 but that can be easily addressed via third-party packages.
11 September 2014 - Ubuntu 14.10 - 12 Comments

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