Mesa News Archives
Yes, Mesa Is Working Towards GLVND Support

With yesterday's news about AMD planning GLVND support for their Linux driver -- which follows the NVIDIA 361 driver being the first to ship GLVND, years after NVIDIA began working on this OpenGL Vendor-Neutral Dispatch Library -- many have been wondering how Mesa fits into the equation.

17 January 2016 - OpenGL Vendor-Neutral Dispatch - 10 Comments
Mesa Saw The Most Commits Last Year Since 2010

Similar to yesterday's look at the Linux kernel Git code with its nearly 20.8 million lines, I also ran some Git statistics on Mesa to see how its development numbers panned out for the year.

1 January 2016 - Mesa 2015 Activity - 6 Comments
Better Multi Indirect Draw Support Coming To Mesa

Ilia Mirkin has seemingly not taken much time off from his Mesa hacking for the holidays. On Thursday this developer who most frequently works on the Nouveau and Freedreno drivers has published patches for better ARB_multi_draw_indirect handling.

1 January 2016 - ARB_multi_draw_indirect - 5 Comments
The Mesmerizing Mesa Milestones Of 2015

This year Mesa made a heck of a lot of progress on advancing open-source 3D driver support for Linux and other operating systems. While Mesa isn't yet caught up with OpenGL 4.5, over the past twelve months there was a heck of a lot of progress made on OpenGL 4 support.

27 December 2015 - Mesa!!! - 13 Comments
Intel Lands Compute Shader Support In Mesa!

Intel's Jorden Justen has landed the long in-progress ARB_compute_shader support inside Mesa. This compute shader support is available for Ivy Bridge "Gen 7" graphics and newer.

10 December 2015 - ARB_compute_shader i965 - 14 Comments
Features To Find With Mesa 11.1

Mesa 11.1 is set to be released next month and while it won't advance the OpenGL 4 state for the Intel/Radeon/Nouveau drivers, there is a lot of other changes that have built up over the past quarter to get excited about for users of this open-source Linux graphics driver stack.

27 November 2015 - Mesa 11.1 Features - 7 Comments
Mesa 11.0 vs. 11.2-devel Tests For Intel Skylake

Given the fairly slow news day due to the holidays this week in the United States, here are some extra benchmarks to share this evening: some Mesa 11.0.2 vs. 11.2-devel Git benchmarks with an Intel Skylake system,

25 November 2015 - Mesa 11.2-devel Git Benchmarks - 8 Comments
Mesa 11.1-RC1 Released

As a follow up to this morning's article about The Next Mesa Release Doesn't Have Any Major OpenGL Breakthrough, Mesa 11.1 has now been branched and the first release candidate has been sent off.

21 November 2015 - Mesa 11.1 - Add A Comment
EXT_shader_samples_identical Lands In Mesa

Ian Romanick has landed support for the GL_EXT_shader_samples_identical extension within Mesa. This is a new OpenGL extension worked on by this member of Intel's Open-Source Technology Center team.

20 November 2015 - GL_EXT_shader_samples_identical - 9 Comments
Freedreno Gallium3D Now Supports OpenGL 3.1

The Freedreno Gallium3D driver as the community-based, open-source 3D driver for Qualcomm Adreno graphics hardware will have OpenGL 3.1 support with the upcoming Mesa 11.1 release.

19 November 2015 - Freedreno OpenGL 3.1 - 9 Comments

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