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Freedreno Running On Nexus 4 With The GNOME Shell

The Freedreno Gallium3D graphics driver that's a reverse-engineered incarnation of the Qualcomm Snapdragon driver, has support for the A320 graphics core coming along quite well. The A320 found in the Nexus 4 is now running the Freedreno 3D driver and can even handle bearing the load of the GNOME Shell desktop.
2 June 2013 - Freedreno - 9 Comments

Freedreno Gallium3D Gets XA Acceleration Support

With Qualcomm's newer Snapdragon SoCs no longer having a 2D acceleration core for graphics, the Freedreno driver has implemented XA acceleration support within the reverse-engineered software for implementing 2D over the 3D engine via its Gallium3D driver.
28 May 2013 - XA Acceleration - 3 Comments

Intel Ultrabook Performance Is Faster With Mesa 9.2

For those that were turned on by the recent Radeon Gallium3D performance improvements found in Mesa 9.2 but are Intel Linux graphics users rather than AMD, there's good news too. Here's some benchmarks showing off nice Intel OpenGL performance improvements found with Mesa 9.2 for an ASUS Ultrabook with HD 4000 "Ivy Bridge" graphics.
22 May 2013 - Ivy Bridge - 4 Comments

Mesa 9.1.3 Release Corrects Some Bugs

Mesa 9.1.3 was released today to address some outstanding bugs back-ported from the current Mesa 9.2 development code.
21 May 2013 - Mesa 9.1.3

Mesa 9.1.2 Fixes A Handful Of Graphics Driver Bugs

Ian Romanick of Intel's Open-Source Technology Center has announced the immediate release of Mesa 9.1.2 for open-source graphics drivers.
30 April 2013 - Mesa 9.1.2 - 7 Comments

A Very Early Gallium3D TGSI Back-End For LLVM

Published this weekend was a very primitive back-end for LLVM that generates TGSI, the standard intermediate representation (IR) used by Mesa's Gallium3D drivers.
22 April 2013 - Published

Shader Optimization Back-End Might Go In For R600g

For many months there has been a "shader optimization" branch of Mesa/R600g that sought to rather noticeably boost the performance of the AMD R600 Gallium3D driver. While this work by Vadim Girlin didn't look like it would be merged, after being revived and cleaned-up, it might reach mainline Mesa/Gallium3D as a new performance-boosting option.
19 April 2013 - Vadim - 15 Comments

Compressed Textures, Tiling Merged For RadeonSI

The RadeonSI Linux driver that supports the Radeon HD 7000 series and future HD 8000 series of graphics cards can now handle compressed textures and 2D tiling.
19 April 2013 - RadeonSI - 11 Comments

Modern Intel Gallium3D Driver Proposed For Mainline

Early this morning I delivered benchmarks of the new Intel Gallium3D driver developed by a LunarG employee. Coincidentally, hours later, the developer has proposed merging this Gallium3D graphics driver for Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge hardware into mainline Mesa.
16 April 2013 - i965g-next - 8 Comments

Early Mesa 9.2 Benchmarks With Nouveau

While the release of Mesa 9.2/10.0 is still a ways away, for those users of the Nouveau reverse-engineered open-source NVIDIA graphics driver, here are some early benchmarks for reference compared to the stable Mesa 9.0 and 9.1 series.
10 April 2013 - Nouveau - 20 Comments

Mesa Gets Support For GL4's Separate Shader Objects

Patches were published on Friday for the ARB_separate_shader_object extension of the OpenGL 4.1 specification.
6 April 2013 - OpenGL 4.1 - 6 Comments

Gallium3D's "Heads-Up Display" Gets Some Early Love

The Gallium3D HUD that makes it very easy to show various driver/hardware related real-time performance metrics on a heads-up display drawn over OpenGL applications, has already received a few improvements.
4 April 2013 - Gallium3D HUD - 3 Comments

Another OpenGL 4 Feature For Mesa Is Published

Earlier this morning I wrote about Chris Forbes committing texture storage multi-sample support to mainline Mesa and the Intel DRI driver. This OpenGL 4.x extension is now accompanied by a new "RFC" patch-set for providing Mesa support for another GL4 feature.
31 March 2013 - RFC Patches - 1 Comment

An OpenGL 4.x Feature Gets Crossed Off In Mesa

Support for the OpenGL ARB_texture_storage_multisample extension is now implemented within Mesa and is exposed by the Intel DRI driver.
31 March 2013 - ARB_texture_storage_multisample - 6 Comments

Geometry Shaders For Gallium3D LLVM

Geometry shaders are one of the few remaining features to be implemented before Mesa can officially declare itself in compliance with the OpenGL 3.2 specification. Fortunately, work on the Gallium3D side is ongoing.
26 March 2013 - LLVM Geometry Shaders - 1 Comment

Gallium3D Gets A Heads-Up Display For Information

The latest accomplishment of Marek Olšák is developing a "heads-up display" for Gallium3D DRI2 drivers for showing off various attributes of the current system state like the frame-rate and CPU load.
25 March 2013 - Gallium3D HUD - 29 Comments

The State Of OpenGL 3/4 Support In Mesa/Gallium3D

With updated documentation in the Mesa tree, here's a look at what's left to be accomplished for the Mesa drivers to catch up with the latest upstream Khronos specifications for OpenGL 3.x and OpenGL 4.x.
22 March 2013 - OpenGL - 11 Comments

Mesa 9.1.1 Starts Pulling In Bug-Fixes

Marking one month worth of bug-fixes, Mesa 9.1.1 has been released as the first point release for this important piece of the Linux graphics stack.
20 March 2013 - Mesa 9.1.1

Lima Driver Makes Progress With Shaders

The open-source Lima driver project that has been working on a reverse-engineered ARM Mali Linux graphics driver is still advancing.
19 March 2013 - Lima Driver - 12 Comments

Intel Mesa Gets Another OpenGL 4.2 Feature

Chris Forbes has introduced support for Mesa and specifically Intel's DRI driver to support ARB_texture_storage_multisample, a feature that's been apart of core OpenGL since version 4.2.
16 March 2013 - ARB_texture_storage_multisample - 2 Comments

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