Mesa News Archives
Nouveau NVC0 Gallium3D Driver Now Exposes GLSL 4.10

While there's still more work to be done before advertising OpenGL 4.0~4.1 compliance, the Nouveau NVC0 Gallium3D driver is now advertising support for GLSL 410 (4.10), the GL Shading Language version to match OpenGL 4.1.

28 April 2015 - GLSL 410 - 26 Comments
Gallium3D's HUD Gets New Customization Options

For the past two years there has been an optional Gallium3D HUD to display various performance-related metrics as an overlay while running OpenGL applications with the Gallium3D drivers. With the latest Mesa Git code, the heads-up display can be a bit more customized.

26 April 2015 - Gallium3D HUD - 1 Comment
Freedreno Gallium3D Adds NIR Compiler Support

Following Intel's development of NIR as the new intermediate representation for Mesa and the Raspberry Pi graphics driver switching to NIR, the Freedreno Gallum3D driver as the open-source user-space GPU driver for Qualcomm Adreno now has NIR support too.

5 April 2015 - Freedreno NIR - 11 Comments
Mesa's Android Support Is Currently In Bad Shape

While Mesa is talked about as being able to be built for Google's Android operating system to run these open-source graphics drivers on Android devices with OpenGL ES support, in reality there's a lot left to be desired.

29 March 2015 - Android Mesa - 20 Comments
More Fedora/Ubuntu Linux vs. OS X OpenGL Benchmarks

Earlier this week I shared some new OS X 10.10 vs. Fedora 21 vs. Ubuntu 15.04 benchmarks, which were quite interesting and Linux ended up having the upper-hand on this new Mac Mini with an Intel "Haswell" CPU sporting Iris Graphics. For those interested in more cross-OS benchmarks with Intel Iris Graphics, here's some additional results.

28 March 2015 - Xonotic - Add A Comment
OpenGL Direct State Access Materializing In Mesa

While Mesa still doesn't officially support the OpenGL 4.0 specification, the Direct State Access (DSA) extension of OpenGL 4.5 has been worked on quite a bit so far and the Mesa implementation is nearly done.

20 March 2015 - Mesa DSA - 18 Comments
LunarGLASS Adds Experimental SPIR-V Front-End

LunarG, the consulting company around open-source Linux graphics drivers, is one of the organizations involved heavily with the new Vulkan graphics API and SPIR-V intermediate representation. Thanks to their involvement, they already have out an initial SPIR-V front-end to their open-source LunarGLASS Mesa project.

5 March 2015 - GlassyMesa SPIR-V - 1 Comment
Open-Source ARM Mali T-Series Graphics Move Along

A few weeks back at FOSDEM was a presentation by Luc Verhaegen on the Tamil Driver, which is focused on bringing open-source graphics driver support to ARM's Mali T-Series and is the successor to his former Lima driver for older Mali graphics hardware.

18 February 2015 - Tamil Driver - 10 Comments
Mesa 10.4 vs. 10.6-dev With An Intel Core i3 Broadwell NUC

With Mesa 10.5 recently having been branched and Mesa 10.6 now officially under development, I ran some quick comparison benchmarks today to see how the latest Mesa 10.4 stable series is comparing to Mesa 10.6-devel Git for an Intel Core i3 "Broadwell" NUC with HD Graphics 5500.

14 February 2015 - Broadwell NUC OpenGL - Add A Comment
VDPAU Support Fixed Up In Latest Mesa Git

For those that have been having problems using Gallium3D VDPAU recently, this video decoding should be fixed up in the latest Mesa 10.6-devel Git code and it will also be back-ported for Mesa 10.5.

12 February 2015 - Gallium3D VDPAU - 9 Comments

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