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Improvements to Mesa done by LunarG and sponsored by Valve in a new open-source patch-set means that popular Linux games should take significantly less time to load -- including titles like Dota 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive -- by speeding up the shader compilation process.
4 May 2014 - Mesa Driver - 58 Comments
The latest great work done by independent Nouveau contributor Ilia Mirkin is implementing support for OpenGL 4.3's ARB_stencil_texturing in not only the open-source NVIDIA Linux driver but the code also allows this GL extension to be supported by the Radeon R600 and RadeonSI drivers too.
4 May 2014 - ARB_stencil_texturing
Mesa's code-base has been branched for Mesa 10.2 followed by the releasing of Mesa 10.2 RC1 and bumping the version of Mesa Git master to Mesa 10.3-devel.
3 May 2014 - Mesa 10.2 - 3 Comments
Another OpenGL extension can be crossed off the list for the goal until Mesa supports the OpenGL 4.4 specification.
2 May 2014 - ARB_multi_bind - 1 Comment
Going back to last month has been initial open-source Linux graphics driver support for Cherryview, the next-generation Atom SoCs, and now the PCI IDs have been added to Mesa's DRM library code.
29 April 2014 - Cherryview
Support has landed within Mesa Gallium3D for handling the OpenGL 4.0 GL_ARB_sample_shading extension.
26 April 2014 - ARB_sample_shading - 16 Comments
The LLVMpipe driver that provides software-accelerated OpenGL support over Gallium3D now has GLSL 3.30 support where previously only version 1.40 of the GL Shading Language was exposed.
24 April 2014 - LLVMpipe - 18 Comments
New stable versions of Mesa 10.0 and 10.1 were released on Friday.
19 April 2014 - Mesa 10.1.1
The Gallium3D HUD has gain some new reporting capabilities for the Radeon Gallium3D R600 and RadeonSI drivers.
8 April 2014 - Heads-Up Display - 15 Comments
In continuing to stick to a three-month release cycle for Mesa releases, Mesa 10.2 should be released within the next two months.
7 April 2014 - Mesa 10.2 - 6 Comments
Months ago there was work on advancing Gallium3D's LLVMpipe software-based driver with its OpenGL 3.x support, including work-in-progress patches, but nothing was merged at the time. With that said, it was a surprise to see fake MSAA support added tonight for Gallium3D and used by the LLVMpipe driver so it fakes OpenGL 3.0 compliance and forces the necessary extensions for handling OpenGL 3.2.
2 April 2014 - LLVMpipe - 11 Comments
While most of the open-source driver efforts around accelerating 2D with OpenGL are centered on GLAMOR, a set of patches were published today that provide performance improvements to the XA Gallium3D state tracker that also accelerate 2D using 3D driver code.
1 April 2014 - 2D Acceleration - 3 Comments
While it's been a while since last hearing anything about LunarGLASS for Mesa, the project is still active at LunarG.
22 March 2014 - LunarGLASS - 6 Comments
With the exciting news that Mesa 10.2-devel is landing in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS for providing the best possible open-source 3D driver experience, here's a round-up of the most interesting features that have been merged so far into this next Mesa release.
20 March 2014 - Mesa 10.2 - 4 Comments
As a last minute and very exciting change for open-source GPU driver users planning to run Ubuntu 14.04, Mesa 10.2 in its current development state will be pushed into this Long Term Support release.
19 March 2014 - Mesa 10.2 - 16 Comments
Intel's open-source Linux graphics driver now supports the OpenGL 4.4 ARB_buffer_storage extension.
14 March 2014 - ARB_buffer_storage
The Direct Rendering Infrastructure 3 code for Mesa has picked up support for the GLX_EXT_buffer_age extension.
13 March 2014 - GLX_EXT_buffer_age - 15 Comments
While it didn't look like Fedora 20 would end up having Mesa 10.x as a stable release update but would be stuck to Mesa 9.2 for the duration of the F20 lifespan, it now looks like an update to Mesa 10.0 will end up happening for stable Mesa users.
12 March 2014 - Mesa 10 - 4 Comments
For those living in a stable Mesa 10.0 world rather than using the recent Mesa 10.1 series, there's a new point release out today that serves up almost 50 bug-fixes.
12 March 2014 - Mesa 10.0
Marek Olšák has pushed today to Mesa Git master a large number of RadeonSI Gallium3D driver changes.
11 March 2014 - Radeon Gallium3D - 10 Comments
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