Mesa News Archives
Intel Mesa Driver Now Has MSAA For Broadwell

Just this morning I was writing about the performance enhancing HiZ feature coming to Broadwell within Intel's Mesa driver, plus other improvements. Prior to calling it a day, more Intel Broadwell enablement changes have landed inside this open-source 3D driver.

19 February 2014 - Broadwell - 3 Comments
New Easy Projects To Get Started In Mesa Development

A few months back upstream Mesa developers began assembling a list of easy projects to get started in Mesa 3D driver development. New open-source developers were quick to start working on these easy projects and now the list has been updated with some more easy action items if you want to venture into the world of open-source GPU driver development.

16 February 2014 - Newbie Projects - 1 Comment
The Top Features Of Mesa 10.1 For Linux GPU Drivers

Mesa 10.1 should be released by the end of February if all goes according to plan. Here's a look at some of the most interesting features to be found in this next major release that provides the open-source 3D graphics drivers for the Linux desktop.

8 February 2014 - Mesa 10.1 - 3 Comments
Understanding The New & Faster A3XX Compiler

Talked about on Phoronix a few days ago was a new Gallium3D shader compiler for the Freedreno driver in its support of the Adreno A3xx hardware. Here's more information on this new GL shader compiler and the performance wins and benefits it provides.

6 February 2014 - Freedreno A3xx - Add A Comment
Mesa Is Now At Version 10.2.0-devel

Mesa 10.1 was recently branched from Git master ahead of the next major Mesa 3D release in a few weeks time and so now master has been marked as Mesa 10.2.0-devel.

6 February 2014 - Mesa 10.2 - Add A Comment
Mesa Finishes Up OpenGL 3, Lots Of OpenGL 4 Ahead

Aside from the list of Mesa's supported OpenGL 3.x and 4.x extension documentation having been updated today for Nouveau OpenGL 3.3 support, Ian Romanick took the time to clean up the list and clarify a few items.

27 January 2014 - GL3.txt - 20 Comments
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

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