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LLVMpipe Tests On Mesa Git With An Intel Core i7 Broadwell

While LLVMpipe isn't intended for much more than a software fallback for modern Linux desktops and as an aid for debugging Mesa/Gallium3D drivers using a hardware-neutral driver, it can be interesting once in a while running benchmarks on this software driver.

3 August 2015 - LLVMpipe Tests - 5 Comments
Mesa Git Is Now Officially Mesa 11.0

While we knew it was coming given that Mesa core has gone from OpenGL 3.3 compliance to OpenGL 4.1, the commit finally happened this Saturday for making it Mesa 11.0.

1 August 2015 - Mesa 11.0-devel - 27 Comments
Upgrading Fedora Easily To Mesa 10.7/Git

With all of the Mesa OpenGL 4 happenings -- and most recently OpenGL 4.1 for RadeonSI -- you may be wondering how to run this latest code prior to its official release in September.

30 July 2015 - Fedora Riding Mesa Git - 7 Comments
Understanding More Of The Shader Storage Buffer In Mesa

Iago Toral of consulting firm Igalia has been working on ARB_shader_storage_buffer object support in Mesa the past few months. This extension is needed for OpenGL 4.3 and is a buffer that allows for bidirectional communication between the CPU and GPU space and perform random access reads/writes and atomic operations on variables within the buffer objects.

8 July 2015 - ARB_shader_storage_buffer - Add A Comment
LLVMpipe FP64 Support Knocks Off Some GL4 Extensions

While LLVMpipe tends to be an afterthought in supporting new OpenGL extensions within Mesa/Gallium3D and is in need of some help, David Airlie managed to land some improvements for it today in Mesa by adding support for double-precision floating-points.

1 July 2015 - OpenGL FP64 - 3 Comments
ILO Gallium3D Continues Marching To Its Own Beat

While it doesn't have the backing of Intel Corp, the ILO Gallium3D driver continues to advance on its own for bringing HD/Iris Graphics to Gallium3D as an alternative open-source driver to the i965 Mesa DRI driver.

20 June 2015 - Intel Gallium3D - 5 Comments
OpenGL 4.3's Arrays-of-Arrays Getting Back On Track For Mesa

Back in 2013 Timothy Arceri sought crowd-funding to work on another OpenGL extension for Mesa: GL_ARB_arrays_of_arrays. While progress was made on this OpenGL 4.3 extension, the "AoA" support has yet to be merged to mainline but progress is being made.

20 June 2015 - OpenGL 4.3 - 3 Comments
Gallium3D's LLVMpipe Could Use Some Help

While the LLVMpipe driver is commonly used these days as a software fall-back driver on numerous Linux distributions in cases where no hardware GPU driver is available or working, the LLVMpipe state leaves a lot to be desired. In addition to it benefiting from any speed improvements, there's also lots of help it could use on implementing newer OpenGL support.

18 June 2015 - LLVMpipe OpenGL - 1 Comment
Marek Posts Mesa Tessellation Support For RadeonSI Gallium3D

It looks like OpenGL tessellation shader support within Mesa/Gallium3D is finally about to become a reality! Prolific Mesa contributor Marek Olšák has finished up the enablement work started by others and now has OpenGL tessellation working with the AMD RadeonSI Gallium3D open-source graphics driver.

17 June 2015 - Mesa Tessellation - 37 Comments

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