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Mesa 8.0 Advances Open-Source Linux Graphics Drivers

Here's another reason to celebrate today besides the release of Wayland 0.85: Mesa 8.0 has been officially released! Mesa 8.0 is what brings OpenGL 3.0 compliance to several open-source graphics drivers, advances the Gallium3D architecture, brings many new features, and a heck of a lot of other changes that materialized over the past six months.
9 February 2012 - Mesa 8.0 - 15 Comments

Cleaning Up The R600 Gallium3D Driver

Marek Olšák, the well-known independent contributor to Mesa that's made a great deal of enhancements to the Radeon driver stack over the past few years, has a new patch-set. The latest patch-set he published last night cleans up the R600g driver and reworks its cache flushing code. This patch-set affects more than 2,000 lines of code, which is significant for this open-source Gallium3D driver.
31 January 2012 - R600g - 15 Comments

R600 Gallium3D Can Now Do OpenGL 3.0, GLSL 1.30

Marek Olšák has made another exciting commit to the Mesa mainline Git repository this weekend... What he's accomplished now is making it possible to successfully advertise OpenGL 3.0 / GLSL 1.30 support within the R600 Gallium3D driver for the Radeon HD 2000 series and later.
29 January 2012 - Finally! - 42 Comments

Unigine & Mesa Move Closer To Playing Along

While Mesa/Gallium3D is still a ways off from fully supporting the Unigine Engine's advanced OpenGL 3/4 renderer with decent frame-rates, there is work both by Mesa and the Unigine Corp developers to better this open-source graphics support.
28 January 2012 - Unigine Engine - 3 Comments

Mesa Beginning To Need Application Workarounds

Now that Mesa is beginning to catch-up with support for newer versions of OpenGL and the OpenGL performance is slowly improving, with more games and applications beginning to work on this open-source graphics driver stack as a result, the need for application workarounds is becoming more prevalent.
26 January 2012 - Workarounds - 19 Comments

The OpenCL State Tracker Nears Working State

There's an update to the ongoing X.Org Endless Vacation of Code work, which is currently funding a developer to work on the OpenCL upbringing within the open-source world for graphics drivers. The latest work going on has been redesigning and largely rewriting the Clover state tracker that will provide the OpenCL support to Gallium3D graphics drivers.
25 January 2012 - OpenCL EVoC - 11 Comments

In OpenCL Push, AMD Makes Progress With LLVM For Gallium3D

On Sunday there was a new RFC patch-set by Tom Stellard of AMD with a new TGSI to LLVM conversion interface. The AMD R600 Gallium3D driver with its LLVM shader back-end was also updated, which is a prerequisite to OpenCL support.
16 January 2012 - TGSI-to-LLVM - 10 Comments

Closer To Radeon H.264 VDPAU In Gallium3D

On Sunday morning there were a number of video-related commits to Mesa for H.264 Gallium3D by AMD's Christian König.
15 January 2012 - VDPAU - 3 Comments

Mesa 8.0 LLVMpipe: Fine For Desktop, Not For Gaming

Continuing in the coverage of the soon-to-be-out Mesa 8.0, here are some benchmarks of the CPU-based LLVMpipe software driver for Gallium3D.
13 January 2012 - Benchmarks - 12 Comments

Where Things Fall Short: Eight Shortcomings Of Mesa 8.0

While Mesa 8.0 has a lot to like about it from advertised OpenGL 3.0 support to performance improvements and new Gallium3D features, there are also several shortcomings of this major Mesa release for open-source graphics drivers.
11 January 2012 - Problems - 32 Comments

Eight Reasons You Can Enjoy Mesa 8.0

While OpenGL 3.0 / GLSL 1.30 support in Mesa 8.0 has been what's talked about lately for this open-source graphics library to be released next month, there's a lot of other improvements too in Mesa 8.0 for those of you using the open-source graphics drivers under Linux.
10 January 2012 - Features - 14 Comments

It's Official: Mesa 8.0 With OpenGL 3.0

Mesa, the heart of the open-source 3D graphics drivers for Linux, will see its 8.0 release in February with OpenGL 3.0 compliance.
9 January 2012 - Official - 54 Comments

Gallium3D For Haiku Is Being Addressed

It turns out that a developer is bringing Mesa's Gallium3D driver support to Haiku -- the operating system that seeks to re-implement BeOS as open-source -- per an outstanding monetary bounty.
8 January 2012 - Woohoo - 11 Comments

Softpipe Gets Close On GL3, Mesa 8.0 For Early February

The Mesa Softpipe driver is now getting close to handling OpenGL 3.0 support for the Mesa 8.0 release, which is expected to be branched next week.
6 January 2012 - Hell Yeah! - 15 Comments

More GL3 Work Lands In Mesa

For those not paying attention to the Mesa Git repository, Ian Romanick has landed more OpenGL 3.0 support work into the open-source code-base.
3 January 2012 - Thanks Intel - 9 Comments

How-To: Find The Mesa Performance Regressions

Here's one of the ways that Phoronix finds the performance regressions within the Mesa / Gallium3D drivers in a very easy way.
29 December 2011 - Sample - 4 Comments

New Mesa Uniform Buffer Object Patches Posted

Vincent Lejeune has published an updated patch-set providing Uniform Buffer Object (UBO) support for OpenGL in Mesa.
25 December 2011 - Merry Christmas - 1 Comment

Holiday Gift: OpenGL Radeon Performance Goes Up

The R300g and R600g Radeon Gallium3D performance is now up for certain workloads thanks to an important performance fix.
24 December 2011 - Hoorah - 1 Comment

The Direct3D 10/11 State Tracker Is Still Around

For those not keeping track, the Gallium3D state tracker for providing Microsoft Direct3D 10/11 support is still around.
19 December 2011 - Gallium3D - 35 Comments

The Gallium3D Cell Driver Gets Dropped Too

Besides dropping the Intel 965 Gallium3D driver from mainline Mesa, the Gallium3D Cell driver has also been removed too.
30 November 2011 - No More - 17 Comments

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