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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

Marek Does Major Rework Of Gallium3D Blitting

The latest work by Marek Olšák is a major rework to the way that blitting is handled by graphics drivers on the Gallium3D architecture.
14 September 2012 - Gallium3D Blitting - 16 Comments

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

Geometry Shaders Soon To Hit Mesa, GL 3.2 Is Close

Patches for supporting OpenGL Geometry Shaders within Mesa/Gallium3D are said to be published soon, which is a big step that will make Mesa closer to supporting the OpenGL 3.2 specification.
10 September 2012 - OpenGL 3.2 - 10 Comments

VA-API Support Set To Be Dropped From Mesa

The VA-API state tracker for Mesa's Gallium3D is set to be removed since it's fallen into disrepair without active maintenance.
7 September 2012 - VA-API Support - 20 Comments

Direct3D In Gallium3D Suffers Bit-Rot, Now Disabled

The Direct3D 10/11 state tracker for Mesa's Gallium3D has basically fallen into an unfortunate and unusable state.
6 September 2012 - Gallium3D DirectX - 21 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's DRM Library Finally Builds VMWGFX By Default

While VMware's VMWGFX graphics driver has been deemed stable for months, only now with the Mesa DRM library is the driver support being built by default.
25 August 2012 - VMWGFX - 3 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

Mesa 9.0 Branching Delayed So More Features Can Land

The code branching of the next Mesa release -- what was going to be known as Mesa 8.1 but is now being called Mesa 9.0 -- is being delayed by a few days to allow time for some last-minute features to land.
21 August 2012 - Mesa 9.0 - 7 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

ETC2 Texture Compression Looks Good For OpenGL

With OpenGL ES 3.0 and OpenGL 4.3 there is now mandatory texture compression support in the form of ETC2, the Ericsson Texture Compression method.
12 August 2012 - ETC2 Texture - 26 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

Mesa Release Shake-Up: Mesa 8.1 Is Now Mesa 9.0

Well, there isn't a major Mesa release happening this month as was originally planned. There also isn't going to be a Mesa 8.1 release. Instead, Mesa 9.0 will be released in September.
10 August 2012 - Mesa 9.0 - 23 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

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