AMD's Nicolai Hähnle on Sunday posted another large Mesa patch series, this time more preparation work for shader images support within Gallium3D.
Besides Linux 4.5 expected this weekend, the release of Mesa 11.2 is also imminent.
Mesa 11.2.0-rc3 is now available via Git as the latest weekly test release to this upcoming major Mesa release.
Mesa has inched a tiny bit closer to supporting OpenGL 4.4 thanks to work done by Collabora's Timothy Arceri.
While the open-source Intel Mesa Linux graphics driver yet doesn't expose OpenGL 4.0 compliance for missing out on FP64 support, as written earlier this week, that code is about ready for its review and could land in Mesa soon. Once that's out of the way, Intel's Mesa driver is stomping very close to OpenGL 4.3 compliance and another GL 4.3 extension was enabled today.
Intel's OpenSWR high-performance software rasterizer that's an alternative to LLVMpipe has landed in mainline Mesa.
As of late there's been an increasing effort to get OpenGL ES 3.2 working for Mesa. Overnight, another OpenGL ES 3.2 extension was put in place.
The newly-opened Mesa 11.3-devel code-base already has support for another OpenGL ES 3.2 extension.
The first release candidate of Mesa 11.2 is now available and this also signifies the branching of 11.2 from Mesa Git master.
For those currently running Ubuntu 15.10 or other similar Linux distributions powered off Mesa 11.0, here are some performance benchmarks comparing that release to the about-to-be-branched Mesa 11.2.
It didn't take long after yesterday's Vulkan 1.0 release for a question to be asked whether there could be a Gallium3D Vulkan state tracker developed.
The latest version of the Mesa DRM library (Libdrm) is now available with a number of additions.
When running Valve's Dota 2 game on Linux and using the Linux 4.5 kernel and Mesa 11.2, the performance of the RadeonSI Gallium3D driver with Radeon and AMDGPU DRM drivers is performing remarkably well compared to the proprietary AMD Linux graphics driver.
Samuel Pitoiset began pushing his Gallium3D Mesa state tracker changes this morning for supporting compute shaders via the GL_ARB_compute_shader extension.
In the process of landing in the Ubuntu 16.04 "Xenial Xerus" package archive is the newly-minted Mesa 11.1.2. While a point release update for Ubuntu of Mesa isn't usually noteworthy, with this change they are also building against LLVM 3.8 to allow OpenGL 4.1 support for the RadeonSI Gallium3D driver.
Mesa 11.1.2 was released today as the latest bug-fix point release to Mesa 11.1.
David Airlie has been putting out some ARB_arrays_of_arrays patches this weekend for Mesa that implement this OpenGL 4.3 extension for all Gallium3D drivers supporting GLSL 1.30.
AMD's Marek Olšák has begun exploring an interoperability interface for OpenGL within Mesa and having a non-Mesa OpenCL implementation (not Clover OpenCL Gallium3D).
The race is on to see if any of the Mesa/Gallium3D hardware drivers (or core Mesa itself) will reach any new version levels for Mesa 11.2.
For those relying upon the "Nine" state tracker for Direct3D 9 support implemented for Gallium3D drivers in order to yield faster performance when running Windows games with Wine, you'll want to pull down the latest Mesa Git code.
While at first using open-source drivers to play XCOM 2 on Linux looked bleak, after some more trials, the latest Mesa Gallium3D code can work for Intel and Radeon.
Particularly after writing about OpenGL 4 progress in Mesa, it's quite common to see comments in our forums and elsewhere about people thinking when "Mesa is done" or how "OpenGL 4.5 is the last major release" or "Vulkan makes OpenGL dead", etc.
Mesa is now very close to OpenGL 4.3 compliance thanks to a massive patch series that was posted today for review.
Marek Olšák's latest Mesa patch series is hooking up support for the vendor-based OpenGL memory information reporting extensions to the Mesa and Gallium3D drivers.
Eduardo Lima of Igalia spoke this weekend at FOSDEM about the work done over the past year on switching the Mesa Intel i965 back-end to using the NIR intermediate representation.
The Nouveau NVC0 Gallium3D driver is very close to OpenGL 4.2 compliance as I wrote about this weekend and there's been other Gallium/NVC0 GL4 extension progress this weekend. The weekend is not over yet and Ilia Mirkin has already published another patch series...
Prolific Mesa contributor Ilia Mirkin has published a set of patches for hooking in shader image support within the Mesa state tracker, an important step particularly for OpenCL use-cases.
The Qualcomm Adreno 430 is now supported by the Freedreno Gallium3D driver.
Sixty-three patches were published on the Mesa mailing list this morning for wiring up the ARB_internalformat_query2 extension as needed by OpenGL 4.3.
AMD's Nicolai Hähnle has taken over where KDE developer Fredrik Höglund left off in working on accelerated texture uploads from Pixel Buffer Objects for Gallium3D drivers. This is a change just not for the Radeon Gallium3D drivers but for all of the drivers using the Mesa state tracker.
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