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Unigine Heaven & Valley Now Run Well On Radeon Gallium3D

I must say I am rather impressed with both Unigine Heaven and Unigine Valley finally running well -- and with decent speed -- when using the open-source Radeon Gallium3D driver in the soon-to-be-out Mesa 10.1.
26 February 2014 - Mesa 10.1 - 22 Comments

OpenGL 4.4 ARB_buffer_storage Comes To Radeon Gallium3D

The latest work by Marek Olšák of AMD is implementing ARB_buffer_storage support within the R300, R600, and RadeonSI open-source AMD Linux graphics drivers.
25 February 2014 - GL_ARB_buffer_storage - 29 Comments

ARB Texture Gather Support Finally Added To Gallium3D

Several months after core Mesa and Intel's DRI driver received support for the ARB_texture_gather extension, Gallium3D drivers now have support for this OpenGL 4.0 extension.
25 February 2014 - ARB_texture_gather

Mesa 10.1 Release Candidate 2 Hits Prior To The Weekend

The second and last planned release candidate to the major Mesa 10.1 graphics stack release is now available.
21 February 2014 - Mesa 10.1 RC2 - 8 Comments

Broadwell Now Officially Enabled With Intel Mesa

After the latest round of improvements, support for Intel's next-generation Broadwell processors with their more advanced HD Graphics is now enabled by default within Intel's Mesa 3D driver.
21 February 2014 - Broadwell

Intel Mesa Driver Now Has MSAA For Broadwell

Just this morning I was writing about the performance enhancing HiZ feature coming to Broadwell within Intel's Mesa driver, plus other improvements. Prior to calling it a day, more Intel Broadwell enablement changes have landed inside this open-source 3D driver.
19 February 2014 - Broadwell - 3 Comments

New Easy Projects To Get Started In Mesa Development

A few months back upstream Mesa developers began assembling a list of easy projects to get started in Mesa 3D driver development. New open-source developers were quick to start working on these easy projects and now the list has been updated with some more easy action items if you want to venture into the world of open-source GPU driver development.
16 February 2014 - Newbie Projects - 1 Comment

Gallium3D VDPAU Gets Improved Deinterlacing

Hitting mainline Mesa this morning are improvements to the VDPAU state tracker.
14 February 2014 - VDPAU - 7 Comments

XA Acceleration Coming To Freedreno Gallium3D

Rob Clark has sent out a set of patches enabling the XA state tracker for the Freedreno Gallium3D graphics driver.
9 February 2014 - Freedreno - 8 Comments

The Top Features Of Mesa 10.1 For Linux GPU Drivers

Mesa 10.1 should be released by the end of February if all goes according to plan. Here's a look at some of the most interesting features to be found in this next major release that provides the open-source 3D graphics drivers for the Linux desktop.
8 February 2014 - Mesa 10.1 - 3 Comments

Mesa 10.1 Release Candidate 1 Is Out For Testing

The first release candidate for the upcoming Mesa 10.1 3D graphics library and drivers is now available.
7 February 2014 - Mesa 10.1

Mesa "Flatland" GLSL IR Proposal

A new GLSL intermediate representation (IR) approach has been proposed for Mesa in replacing its existing tree-based representation for shaders.
7 February 2014 - Flatland - 1 Comment

AMD Lands OpenMAX State Tracker In Mesa Gallium3D

The OpenMAX state tracker has appeared within Gallium3D in Mesa for another means of exposing MPEG2 and H.264 acceleration on the GPU.
6 February 2014 - OpenMAX - 62 Comments

Understanding The New & Faster A3XX Compiler

Talked about on Phoronix a few days ago was a new Gallium3D shader compiler for the Freedreno driver in its support of the Adreno A3xx hardware. Here's more information on this new GL shader compiler and the performance wins and benefits it provides.
6 February 2014 - Freedreno A3xx

Mesa Is Now At Version 10.2.0-devel

Mesa 10.1 was recently branched from Git master ahead of the next major Mesa 3D release in a few weeks time and so now master has been marked as Mesa 10.2.0-devel.
6 February 2014 - Mesa 10.2

Mesa 10.0.3 Provides Stable Users With Bug-Fixes

For those Intel / Nouveau / Radeon Linux desktop users not already running in-development Mesa 10.1 code, the latest stable release of the Mesa 10.0.x series is now available.
5 February 2014 - Mesa 10.0.3 - 1 Comment

Gallium3D's Freedreno Driver Gets A New Compiler

Rob Clark has landed a new shader compiler into his Freedreno Gallium3D open-source graphics driver for Qualcomm's Adreno A3xx hardware.
4 February 2014 - Freedreno A3xx Compiler - 15 Comments

Mesa Finishes Up OpenGL 3, Lots Of OpenGL 4 Ahead

Aside from the list of Mesa's supported OpenGL 3.x and 4.x extension documentation having been updated today for Nouveau OpenGL 3.3 support, Ian Romanick took the time to clean up the list and clarify a few items.
27 January 2014 - GL3.txt - 20 Comments

Intel Continues Optimizing Counter-Strike: GO For Linux

Another patch hit mainline Mesa this past week that further improves the Linux performance of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive even though Valve has yet to publicly release the title for Linux gamers.
26 January 2014 - Global Offensive - 32 Comments

Mesa Starting To Use C11 Threads, Boost

The latest Mesa code in Git is now using C11 Threads via a Boost emulation library.
23 January 2014 - Mesa C11 Threads - 14 Comments

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