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Libdrm, the DRM library that interfaces between the user-space graphics components (namely Mesa and the X.Org drivers) with the Linux kernel DRM drivers, is now up to version 2.4.48. Big with libdrm 2.4.48 is Intel "Broadwell" and AMD Radeon "Hawaii" GPU support.
17 November 2013 - DRM Library
After running a successful crowd-funding campaign, Timothy Arceri delivered on his word of implementing KHR_debug support for Mesa. The OpenGL 4.3 extension that came as a result of crowd-funding was successfully merged in Mesa and can be found with the forthcoming 10.0 release. Now the developer is back looking to implement more GL 4.3 functionality.
12 November 2013 - GL_ARB_arrays_of_arrays - 14 Comments
Late last month at the KVM Forum in Edinburgh was a status update on Virgil3D, the research project by David Airlie for a VirtIO-based 3D GPU for QEMU that's powered by Mesa's Gallium3D.
10 November 2013 - Virgil3D - 1 Comment
Thursday was a heck of a day for Mesa development activity with several new OpenGL extensions having been merged, the Xorg state tracker being nuked, and the new game developer-focused GLX extension landing. However, that was not all and in the last commits prior to branching Mesa 10.0 from Git master was the adding of DRI3 support.
8 November 2013 - DRI3 Mesa - 12 Comments
Intel has been working to improve Linux gaming and as part of that earlier this year they published the GLX_MESA_query_renderer extension. The purpose of this GLX extension is to provide more system -- particularly graphics-related -- information than what's easily accessible right now. Just before the Mesa 10.0 branching, support for this useful extension was merged.
8 November 2013 - Renderer Extension - 6 Comments
Just ahead of the Mesa 10.0 code branching, the Gallium3D Xorg state tracker has been eliminated.
7 November 2013 - Xorg ST Dies
With Mesa 10.0 that will be released in a few weeks time there is finally OpenGL 3.2 and 3.3 support. But with Mesa still being several years and revisions behind the latest Khronos Group specification, it's still a matter of implementing a lot of new GL4 functionality. Fortunately, there's many developers devoted to this task and on Tuesday there were patches for two new GL extensions.
6 November 2013 - Mesa GL4 - 19 Comments
Just ahead of the code branching of the Mesa 10.0 release this week, Marek Olšák has committed a number of improvements to the open-source RadeonSI Gallium3D graphics driver for providing open-source to the Radeon HD 7000 series GPUs and newer on Linux.
4 November 2013 - RadeonSI Gallium3D - 57 Comments
Following the X.Org Server 1.15 Release Candidate that introduces Direct Rendering Infrastructure 3 (DRI3 a.k.a. DRI3000), Keith Packard has proposed a set of patches that provide DRI3 support for Mesa drivers. The only patched hardware driver though for DRI3 is currently the Intel i965 DRI driver.
4 November 2013 - DRI3 Support - 14 Comments
In addition to new improvements to Intel's Mesa driver, the Freedreno Gallium3D driver for Qualcomm Adreno/Snapdragon ARM graphics support has seen improvements too ahead of the Mesa 10.0 branching.
2 November 2013 - Freedreno G3D - 1 Comment
For those not comfortable in building Mesa and other open-source Linux graphics driver packages from source, the popular "Oibaf PPA" was updated this morning and it brings Mesa 10.0 Git to Ubuntu 13.10, 13.04, 12.10, and 12.04 LTS distributions. There's also other newer graphics packages there too.
31 October 2013 - Oibaf PPA - 27 Comments
Mesa 10.0 has many new 3D graphics features and we've known for a while the plan was to put out this next Mesa release in November. Now we have a better idea for when the Mesa 10.0 branching will happen and official release happen.
29 October 2013 - Mesa 10.0 - 13 Comments
While there's many new features for Mesa 10.0, it's far from being feature complete and there's still many features that Linux desktop users would love to see added.
27 October 2013 - Mesa 10 - 31 Comments
While Intel's Sandy Bridge hardware is now two years old and has been succeeded by Ivy Bridge and Haswell, the open-source developers working on Mesa are still struggling to address some GPU hang issues with the latest open-source Linux graphics driver for Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge.
27 October 2013 - Sandy / Ivy Bridge - 7 Comments
Open-source developers are hoping to be able to introduce Hi10P support to NVIDIA's Video Decode and Presentation API for Unix (VDPAU) library.
26 October 2013 - Hi10P - 44 Comments
Mesa 10.0 will hopefully be released by the end of November and with it will come plenty of new features and improvements to the open-source Linux graphics drivers.
26 October 2013 - Mesa 10.0 - 7 Comments
While there's plenty of features coming to Mesa 10.0, one of the features not yet merged is support for an OpenGL extension to allow for better interoperability between VDPAU and OpenGL.
25 October 2013 - NVIDIA Extension - 1 Comment
Mesa's Gallium3D can now handle OpenMAX! OpenMAX, short for Open Media Acceleration, is the Khronos standard for a C-language interface for abstraction of routines for audio, video, and image processing. With this initial implementation by AMD, the OpenMAX Gallium3D support allows hardware acceleration of MPEG-2 and H.264.
24 October 2013 - Gallium3D OpenMAX - 29 Comments
Last week OpenGL 3.3 support landed in Mesa and now to kick off the new week there's another important milestone for the open-source graphics project. The major milestone that just happened is the "Clover" Gallium3D state tracker for OpenCL/GPGPU support now can provide OpenCL ICD support.
21 October 2013 - OpenCL - 2 Comments
Having delivered some new Ivy Bridge benchmarks of Mesa 10.0 Git this weekend, here's some complementary numbers looking at the Mesa 10.0-devel Git performance for a Haswell-based Iris Pro graphics core compared to the stable Mesa 9.2.2 release.
21 October 2013 - Mesa 10.0 Benchmarks - 2 Comments
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