Mesa News Archives
Intel's Mesa On-Disk Shader Cache Maturing, Radeon Devs Not Yet Convinced

For quite a while now Intel and Collabora developers have been working on an on-disk shader cache similar to what's offered by the NVIDIA proprietary driver for allowing GLSL shaders to be compiled and then cached on-disk, making it quicker to load the shaders in the future. It's looking like the Intel shader cache implementation may soon be ready for Git.

13 July 2016 - Mesa Shader Cache - 57 Comments
Just About 20 Lines Of Code Got Open-Source 3D Running On NVIDIA Pascal For Mesa

Just a few hours ago I was writing about NVIDIA making public the GP100 "Pascal" GPU firmware binaries needed for as a requirement for bringing up GeForce GTX 1000 series hardware acceleration on the open-source driver stack. Now the initial support has landed in Nouveau's NVC0 Gallium3D driver within Mesa for allowing 3D support.

11 July 2016 - NVIDIA Pascal Mesa - 6 Comments
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

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