Mesa News Archives
Linux 3.7 + Mesa 9.1-devel Running On Ubuntu 12.10

For those Intel Sandy Bridge owners wondering if there's any worthwhile performance improvements when upgrading from Ubuntu 12.10 with Mesa 9.0 and the Linux 3.5 kernel up to the early Mesa 9.1-devel state with the Linux 3.7 Git kernel, here are some benchmarks.

12 October 2012 - Benchmarks - 15 Comments
Nine Reasons Mesa 9.0 Is Disappointing For End-Users

While this morning I shared my views about nine good features of Mesa 9.0 for the major open-source OpenGL user-space update, there's also many disappointing items and shortcomings of this Mesa 9.0 release as it pertains to end-users running the open-source Linux graphics drivers.

9 October 2012 - Mesa 9.0 Hell - 37 Comments
Nine Good Things About Mesa 9.0

With Mesa 9.0 having been released last night and in continuing in a similar manner to eight good things about Mesa 8.0 and eight shortcomings about Mesa 8.0 from its release, let's start off with nine good things about Mesa 9.0.

9 October 2012 - Mesa 9.0 - Add A Comment
Mesa 9.0 Officially Released, Supports OpenGL 3.1

After facing some delays, Mesa 9.0 was released on Monday afternoon as the latest bi-annual feature release of this important open-source OpenGL driver stack. This is also the first release that supports OpenGL 3.1, albeit the hardware support is currently limited to the Intel DRI driver.

8 October 2012 - OpenGL 3.1 - 46 Comments
The Future Of OpenGL On Linux Looks Better

On the last day of XDC2012, plans for the future OpenGL Linux ABI began to be plotted. This was quite an interesting discussion that's certainly worth watching.

23 September 2012 - OpenGL Improvements - 1 Comment
A New Linux OpenGL ABI Is Being Proposed

The Linux OpenGL stack along with the upstream OpenGL specification has been evolving at a fast pace in recent years. There was recently some discussion within the Khronos camp for updating the guide for how to implement OpenGL support on Linux and it's been decided it will be talked about next week at XDC2012. To get the ball rolling for planning out a new Linux OpenGL ABI, NVIDIA has published a proposal.

13 September 2012 - OpenGL ABI - 29 Comments
New GLSL To LLVM Implementation For Mesa

Vincent Lejeune has shared a new Mesa branch that he's currently soliciting for comments as it introduces a new GLSL to LLVM pass. He hopes drivers will begin to use it, including the Intel driver with their new-found LLVM compiler ambitions.

12 September 2012 - RFC State - 2 Comments
Primus: Client-Side GPU Offloading In 500 Lines Of Code

While PRIME offloading has finally materialized and will be set when X.Org Server 1.13 is released, a new client-side GPU offloading implementation has now surfaced. Primus is a small lightweight GPU offloading implementation written in about 500 lines of code.

3 September 2012 - Primus - 8 Comments
Mesa Will Not Support GL_ARB_compatibility

Intel OTC developers that generally have been providing most of the new OpenGL functionality within Mesa have shared their views this week that they will not be implementing the GL_ARB_compatibility extension within the open-source project.

31 August 2012 - GL_ARB_compatibility - 5 Comments
Mesa Set To Lose OpenVMS Support

Support for OpenVMS is set to be removed from Mesa due to lack of maintainership in four years and trimming out the OpenVMS can shave just over two thousand lines of code.

23 August 2012 - No More OpenVMS - 6 Comments
Marek Lands Radeon Gallium3D MSAA Changes

Marek Olšák, the prolific independent contributor to Mesa/Gallium3D and the open-source Radeon Linux graphics driver, has landed a number of commits today in Mesa pertaining to MSAA, a.k.a. multi-sample anti-aliasing for newer Radeon GPUs.

15 August 2012 - MSAA Work - 29 Comments
A Look At OpenGL ES 3.0: Lots Of Good Stuff

The OpenGL ES 3.0 specification was released earlier this week at SIGGRAPH 2012. The slides from the OpenGL ES BoF session have now surfaced with more perspective on this latest Khronos standard targeting OpenGL on mobile devices.

12 August 2012 - GLES 3.0 - 11 Comments
How To Help Improve, Develop Mesa Drivers

If you aren't satisfied with seeing Mesa lag far behind the latest OpenGL standard and come up short when in the areas of performance and features compared to some of the proprietary graphics drivers, they always welcome additional help.

7 August 2012 - Gallium3D - 22 Comments
OpenGL 4.3 Support Is A Ways Out In Mesa

While the OpenGL 4.3 specification was just released (along with OpenGL ES 3.0), there's already a beta NVIDIA Linux proprietary driver supporting this latest desktop graphics API from Khronos. AMD will also soon be released a Catalyst beta with the GL 4.3 / GLSL 4.30 support. However, the open-source Mesa support will still be a ways out.

6 August 2012 - A Look - 11 Comments
Linux Isn't Alone With OpenGL Driver Issues

While the open-source Linux graphics drivers may not be up to scratch with the proprietary Linux graphics drivers from NVIDIA and AMD in terms of features, power efficiency, and performance, Linux isn't the only operating system with less than desirable OpenGL drivers. I've been surprised by the OpenGL issues under OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion" with the Retina MacBook Pro.

31 July 2012 - OS X Too - 8 Comments
Haiku Looks To Leverage More Of Mesa

Haiku OS, the open-source operating system that's a re-implementation of BeOS, is continuing to look at leveraging more of Mesa for its 3D/OpenGL rendering.

29 July 2012 - Haiku BeOS - 5 Comments
Mesa Support For OpenGL Core Contexts

There was exciting OpenGL 3/4 news yesterday for Mesa when it came to early but yet-to-be-merged support for OpenGL geometry shaders, but that's not all the new Mesa GL news this week. Patches were also published to provide support for OpenGL Core contexts for OpenGL 3.1 and newer.

28 July 2012 - OpenGL 3/4 - 5 Comments

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