Mesa News Archives
Mesa Needs Some Last Minute Patches For Polaris

Earlier this week there were some last minute AMDGPU DRM kernel patches submitted that were needed for AMD's imminent Radeon RX 480 "Polaris" launch while today some last minute Mesa patches have materialized.

24 June 2016 - Mesa Polaris - 6 Comments
The Intel Mesa Driver's Three Intermediate Representations

If you've read Phoronix for any real length of time you've likely come across articles talking about Intel's Mesa driver and various work on the intermediate representations (IRs) of the driver. If you still are wondering about the Mesa driver's IR, here's a introductory blog post done by our friends at Igalia.

2 June 2016 - Mesa IR - Add A Comment
Mesa 12.1-dev Is Off To The Races

While Mesa 12.0 was just branched days ago and is going to be an extraordinary release, new work is already building up for Mesa 12.1-dev that will be released around September.

1 June 2016 - RadeonSI Patches - 29 Comments
On Linux 4.6, Some Fresh RadeonSI Mesa 11.2 vs. Mesa Git Benchmarks

With the branching this week for the huge Mesa 12.0 milestone, here are some fresh Mesa 11.2 stable vs. Mesa Git benchmarks I ran today/yesterday with several graphics cards on Ubuntu 16.04 with the Padoka PPA for the updated Mesa Git stack plus also pulling down the Linux 4.6.0 stable release.

1 June 2016 - Mesa 11.2 vs. Git - 1 Comment
The 12 Big New Features Of Mesa 12.0

With Mesa 12 now having been branched with plans to release next month, the code is under a feature freeze as developers turn to fixing bugs ahead of this stable release. With no more major features planned, here's an overview of the new features for Mesa 12.0.

31 May 2016 - Mesa 12.0 - 9 Comments
The Next Mesa Version Is Turning Into A Monstrous Release

With the main Mesa drivers (Intel, RadeonSI, NVC0) jumping ahead to OpenGL 4.3 and mostly done with OpenGL 4.4/4.5, plus Intel adding their Vulkan driver, and many other improvements over the past three months, the next stable release of Mesa is going to be massive.

30 May 2016 - Mesa Summer - 30 Comments
The State Of The SWR Software Rasterizer In Mesa

New to the upcoming Mesa release is the OpenSWR software rasterizer developed by Intel and geared for faster performance, at least for the workloads of most interest to the Intel engineers working on this driver.

22 May 2016 - OpenSWR - 10 Comments

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