Mesa News Archives
More OpenGL Extensions Emerging In Mesa

It was just yesterday I was writing about a new OpenGL 4.1 extension in Mesa and today I have two more GL4 extensions to report on that are in the process of being enabled for the Mesa driver, in particularly within Intel's open-source code.

21 January 2014 - Mesa Git - 6 Comments
ARB_viewport_array Is Now Enabled For Intel Mesa

The OpenGL 4.1 ARB_viewport_array extension that was talked about a few days ago on Phoronix in Major OpenGL 4.1 Feature Almost Ready For Mesa has now been merged and enabled for Intel's Linux graphics driver.

20 January 2014 - ARB_viewport_array - Add A Comment
Another OpenGL 4.2 Extension Is Hitting Mesa

Francisco Jerez has begun landing his driver patches into mainline Mesa for supporting the GL_ARB_shader_image_load_store extension as mandated by the OpenGL 4.2 specification.

15 January 2014 - GL_ARB_shader_image_load_store - 1 Comment
XvMC Support Now Disabled By Default In Mesa

For those that haven't jumped onto the VDPAU state tracker bandwagon with the Gallium3D graphics drivers but are reliant upon the XvMC state tracker, your days may be limited. While the XvMC support code is still found within Mesa, it's now disabled by default.

14 January 2014 - XvMC - 12 Comments
Gallium3D Direct3D 9 For Wine Revived, Again

Back in 2010 there was native Direct3D 10/11 support on Linux via a Gallium3D state tracker implemented for the Radeon/Nouveau open-source drivers. The D3D 10/11 Linux support was ultimately removed but last year a Direct3D 9 state tracker was published with patches for it to be taken advantage of by Wine. That work has now been restored.

13 January 2014 - Gallium3D Direct3D - 72 Comments
Mesa 10.0.2 Ships More Bug-Fixes

For those living on Mesa stable releases rather than the adventerous and exciting world of Mesa Git where new features and performance improvements frequently land, Mesa 10.0.2 is now available.

11 January 2014 - Mesa 10.0.2 - 2 Comments
2013 Was A Stellar Year For Mesa

With the year quickly coming to an end, here's some statistics about the development of the open-source Mesa graphics driver stack.

26 December 2013 - Mesa 2013 Stats - 1 Comment
The Vivante Mesa Driver Is Still Brewing

Going on for a while now has been the "etnaviv" driver project to create an open-source user-space graphics driver for the Vivante GC embedded GPUs. Work has slowed up to the Git repository as of late, but there still is the yet-to-be-mainlined Mesa classic driver.

25 December 2013 - Vivante Mesa - Add A Comment
Mesa "Newbie Projects" Still Being Tackled

Published back in November were a list of Newbie Projects for Mesa, easy but important contributions that could be done by new open-source developers looking to enter the world of open-source Linux graphics drivers. Fortunately, the project is still bearing fruit.

12 December 2013 - Easy Mesa Code - Add A Comment
Mesa 10.0 Lands In Ubuntu 14.04 "Trusty Tahr"

The exciting Mesa 10.0 graphics driver stack landed today in the "Trusty Tahr" archive for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. For many users this means better open-source GPU driver performance, new OpenGL support, and other new features.

9 December 2013 - Ubuntu 14.04 Mesa 10.0 - Add A Comment
Freedreno Gains Support For The Adreno 330

The Freedreno open-source Gallium3D driver for reverse-engineered open-source support for Qualcomm's Adreno/Snapdragon graphics now has support for the new Adreno 330 within the driver's shader compiler.

7 December 2013 - Adreno 330 Snapdragon - 7 Comments
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS To Land Mesa 10.0 Next Week

Mesa 10.0 with its many exciting features and improved performance should be available from the Ubuntu 14.04 archive next week. A call-for-testing using a special PPA is available right now.

4 December 2013 - Mesa 10.0 - 8 Comments
Radeon R300 Gallium3D Benchmarks On Mesa 10.1 Git

While the ATI Radeon X1000 (R500) series graphics processors are about eight years old, there's still requests from time-to-time to run new benchmarks to show how the open-source Gallium3D driver is working for the ancient graphics hardware powered by the R300g code-base. For those into old ATI R500 GPUs, here's some benchmarks of the latest code.

4 December 2013 - ATI R300g - 6 Comments
OpenGL 3.3 Patch Proposed For LLVMpipe

While yesterday I wrote about (and benchmarked) Gallium3D's LLVMpipe being rather unchanged lately with still advertising OpenGL 2.1 and no recent performance changes, there is improvements ongoing. Proposed today were patches that would enable LLVMpipe to advertise OpenGL 3.3 support.

27 November 2013 - GL 3.3 LLVMpipe - 6 Comments
Gallium3D LLVMpipe Performance Remains Unchanged

LLVMpipe is now commonly used as the fallback Linux software rasterizer on modern desktop distributions when no GPU hardware driver is available, but its performance still isn't anything to write home about and the OpenGL capabilities is still far behind that of core Mesa's OpenGL 3.3 support.

26 November 2013 - LLVMpipe - 3 Comments
A Mesa Newbie Project Already Underway

Just yesterday I wrote about easy projects for new developers to get involved with the open-source Mesa graphics drivers and already a set of 17 patches have appeared by a new open-source developer for implementing one of the "easy" OpenGL changes.

25 November 2013 - Mesa Newbie Projects - 10 Comments
Easy Mesa Projects To Start Working On GPU Drivers

For those Linux users with C/C++ development experience that have been wanting to get involved with working on the open-source Mesa 3D/OpenGL drivers, a new Wiki page has been setup that outlines -- almost step-by-step -- some easy projects to get started on for adding new OpenGL features to Mesa.

24 November 2013 - Mesa Newbie Projects - 12 Comments

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