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Mesa, EGL Support For The Buffer-Age Extension

Mesa is picking up support for EGL_EXT_buffer_age, an extension that can help out compositing window managers.
20 December 2012 - Buffer_age

Forcing Multi-Sample Anti-Aliasing With Gallium3D

With the recent improvements to MSAA Gallium3D support, if you have been wanting to benefit from anti-aliasing with the open-source Gallium3D drivers but your game/application doesn't have options to toggle the MSAA level, it's now a bit easier to configure.
16 December 2012 - MSAA Gallium3D - 6 Comments

Marek Takes On MSAA Gallium3D Improvements

Just days after fixing R300 Gallium3D HyperZ support for better performance and recently making other Radeon driver improvements, Marek Olšák is onto something new: working on Multi-Sample Anti-Aliasing improvements within Gallium3D.
7 December 2012 - Marek - 25 Comments

Gallium3D UBO/TBO Support Emerges - More GL 3.x

In addition to pushing OpenGL transform feedback for Gallium3D's LLVMpipe, David Airlie has released a new patch-set for Uniform Buffer Objects (UBOs) and Texture Buffer Objects (TBOs) within Mesa's Gallium3D infrastructure.
6 December 2012 - Gallium3D

OpenGL Transform Feedback For LLVMpipe

An initial patch for review has been published by David Airlie that implements OpenGL Transform Feedback support for the LLVMpipe driver.
5 December 2012 - Woohoo - 5 Comments

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

Coverity Uncovers More Problems In Mesa

A handful of memory-related issues were plugged up yesterday in Mesa thanks to the Coverity static code analysis tools.
1 December 2012 - Coverity - 3 Comments

Mesa State Tracker Now Handles GL 3.1 Core Profiles

The Mesa state tracker as used by the Gallium3D hardware drivers has support for handling the creation of OpenGL 3.1 Core Profiles.
29 November 2012 - Mesa State Tracker - 14 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

OpenGL ES 3.0 Support Soon Going Into Mesa

Intel is planning to soon begin merging the OpenGL ES 3.0 support patches into mainline Mesa.
17 November 2012 - OpenGL ES 3.0 - 2 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

Intel Continues Work On ETC2 Texture Compression

Anuj Phogat of Intel has published his second round of twenty-two patches for implementing ETC2 texture compression support within the Intel Mesa driver.
10 November 2012 - Patches - 7 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

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

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

Mesa 9.0 Gets A Release Date That's Very Soon

Ian Romanick of Intel has shared his revised plans for releasing Mesa 9.0.
29 September 2012 - 5 October - 8 Comments

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