Mesa News Archives
Gallium3D LLVMpipe Isn't Yet Fit For ARM

While OpenGL is becoming a requirement for more of the Linux desktops out there, and ARM open-source graphics drivers aren't yet commonplace, using the Gallium3D LLVMpipe software rasterizer on ARM isn't yet a really viable solution.

5 December 2012 - Gallium3D LLVMpipe - 9 Comments
RadeonSI Gallium3D Driver Sees A Few Fixes

For those that don't closely follow the Mesa Git repository, there's finally a few more "RadeonSI" Gallium3D driver fixes that arrived this morning for slowly but surely bringing up the AMD Radeon HD 7000 series 3D support.

28 November 2012 - Mainline Mesa - 6 Comments
Mesa: Thread Offloading, Asynchronous SwapBuffers

Marek Olšák continues to work on Mesa/Gallium3D performance improvements. Marek's latest work is on implementing a-synchronous SwapBuffers and to allow for thread offloading of SwapBuffers via a new DRI2 extension to the libGL-Mesa interface.

15 November 2012 - New Code - 5 Comments
Mesa Picks Up Another OpenGL 4 Feature

David Airlie has implemented another one of the OpenGL 4.x features into mainline Mesa. The new feature is currently fully supported for the Softpipe and tentatively for AMD R600g (targeting the Radeon HD 5000 series "Evergreen" GPUs) drivers.

9 November 2012 - Cube Map Array Support - Add A Comment
R600g Driver Patch That Can 4x The Frame-Rate

Following yesterday's article comparing the AMD Radeon Linux drivers on Ubuntu 12.10, Marek Olšák looked into some of the cases where the open-source Radeon Gallium3D driver was much slower than the proprietary Catalyst driver. Already with one patch that touches only two dozen lines of code, Marek was able to quadruple the open-source driver frame-rate for at least one game.

31 October 2012 - For Select Workloads - 40 Comments
Not All Linux Users Want To Toke On LLVMpipe

OpenGL support is becoming an increasing hard requirement on the Linux desktop. Even if your hardware comes up short, more desktops are requiring GL support, which means falling back to the CPU-based LLVMpipe Gallium3D driver.

21 October 2012 - LLVMpipe - 27 Comments
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

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