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53 Patches Published For Gallium3D's Direct3D 9 Support

Axel Davy has unleashed a big set of patches to improve the Gallium Nine state tracker that provides the experimental Direct3D 9.0 support on Linux.
8 January 2015 - Gallium Nine - 68 Comments

More Patches Published For AMD's RadeonSI Gallium3D Driver

For those getting back into Mesa/Gallium3D driver testing from Git following the holidays, Marek Olšák published another big set of patches this weekend.
5 January 2015 - RadeonSI - 32 Comments

Mesa Crosses 1.5 Million Lines Of Code, Highest Activity Since 2011

Mesa 3D in 2014 saw slightly more commits this year than the previous two years. However, Mesa didn't see much in the way of new active contributors this year.
31 December 2014 - Mesa Git - 1 Comment

Mesa 10.3 & 10.4 Point Releases For The New Year

Emil Velikov has announced new point releases in the Mesa 10.3 and Mesa 10.4 series in getting ready new open-source graphics drivers for 2015.
30 December 2014 - Mesa 10.3/10.4 - 2 Comments

Valve Optimizations, D3D9 & GL4 Topped Mesa This Year

Mesa made a heck of a lot of progress this year for advancing the state of open-source Linux graphics drivers.
26 December 2014 - Mesa 2014 - 2 Comments

Adreno A4xx Rendering With Freedreno Takes Shape

The Freedreno Gallium3D driver's support for the Adreno A4xx hardware is taking shape and beginning to work for GL rendering on this latest-generation Qualcomm graphics hardware.
21 December 2014 - Freedreno 4XX - 4 Comments

NIR Has Been Revised As A New IR For Mesa

Posted to the Mesa mailing list this week was a set of 123 patches that reintroduces NIR as a new IR for Mesa.
18 December 2014 - NIR - 7 Comments

VC4 Gallium3D Adds DMA-BUF Support, Yields Working DRI3

Beyond the VC4 Gallium3D work yesterday landing in Mesa that led to this Raspberry Pi graphics driver potentially running much faster, DMA-BUF support was also added.
18 December 2014 - Raspberry Pi - 4 Comments

Raspberry Pi's Gallium3D Driver Could Now Run Significantly Faster

Eric Anholt, the lead developer developer behind the Broadcom VC4 Mesa/Gallium3D driver stack for supporting the Raspberry Pi, has announced a new performance achievement.
17 December 2014 - User-Space BO Cache - 10 Comments

Mesa 10.4 Officially Released With Direct3D 9 State Tracker

After a one day week delay due to older drivers/GPUs breaking on the newer Mesa code, Mesa 10.4 was officially released this Sunday morning.
14 December 2014 - Mesa 10.4 - 38 Comments

Intel Skylake Support Merged Into Mainline Mesa

With being early on in the Mesa 10.5 development cycle, Intel developers have gone ahead and merged their initial Skylake support branch into Mesa Git master.
8 December 2014 - Mesa 10.5

Mesa 10.4 Is Delayed A Few Days As It's Busted On Older GPUs

The release of Mesa 10.4 is being dragged out by a few days due to a regression affecting older GPUs/drivers that causes this new Mesa version to be in bad shape. Hopefully by the end of this coming week though, Mesa 10.4.0 will be christened.
7 December 2014 - Regression - 11 Comments

Nouveau On Mesa 10.5-devel Doesn't Change Much

Last week I ran benchmarks showing Intel HD Graphics having some changes with Mesa 10.5-devel Git and improvements with the AMD Gallium3D drivers. Rounding out the Mesa Git master tests, here's some tests with the open-source NVIDIA graphics performance via Nouveau.
1 December 2014 - Mesa Git - 2 Comments

Mesa 10.4 Brings Performance Improvements & New Features

Mesa 10.4 is being released as soon as next week and continuing in usual tradition this new version brings a lot of exciting changes for users of the open-source Linux hardware graphics drivers.
30 November 2014 - Mesa 10.4 - 15 Comments

Mesa 10.4 Release Candidate 3 Is Here For Weekend Testing

Emil Velikov has released the third weekly release candidate to Mesa 10.4 that's expected to be officially released in December.
28 November 2014 - Mesa 10.4 RC3

Mesa 10.4 RC1 Is Here, Lands Direct3D 9 State Tracker

Emil Velikov has announced the first release candidate for the upcoming Mesa 10.4 release.
18 November 2014 - Mesa 10.4 RC1 - 28 Comments

Qualcomm A4xx Gallium3D Support Takes Shape

Those with Qualcomm Adreno A4xx series graphics hardware, the open-source 3D support is coming along nicely.
16 November 2014 - Freedreno - 7 Comments

Mesa 10.4 Has Been Branched - No OpenGL 4 This Year

Mesa 10.4 was branched from Git master this weekend and that means the next Mesa release features only OpenGL 3.3 compliance and not OpenGL 4.0~4.2 as many had hoped.
16 November 2014 - Mesa 10.4 - 17 Comments

Mesa 10.3.3 Has A Bunch Of Freedreno Fixes

For conservative users sticking to the Mesa 10.3.x stable series until Mesa 10.4 is christened in December, the 10.3.3 release is out. While there's many fixes, an overwhelming majority of them are related to Freedreno, the reverse-engineered Qualcomm Adreno graphics driver.
8 November 2014 - Mesa 10.3 - 7 Comments

Gallium3D Drivers Might Lose The EGL State Tracker, OpenVG

Marek Olšák this week volleyed a controversial proposal to effectively knock off the EGL state tracker for Gallium3D drivers.
7 November 2014 - ST EGL - 8 Comments

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