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Valve-Sponsored Mesa Work Makes Games Load A Lot Faster

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

Nouveau & Radeon Pick-Up Stencil Texturing Support

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 10.2 Release Candidate 1 Is Out

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

Mesa Gets Support For Another OpenGL 4.4 Extension

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

Intel Cherryview PCI IDs Get Added To Mesa DRM

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

Gallium3D Gets Support For ARB_sample_shading

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

LLVMpipe Gallium3D Now Exposes GLSL 3.30

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

Mesa 10.0 & 10.1 Stable Get Updated

New stable versions of Mesa 10.0 and 10.1 were released on Friday.
19 April 2014 - Mesa 10.1.1

Gallium3D's HUD Gains More Features For R600g, RadeonSI

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

Mesa 10.2 Planned For Late May / Early June Release

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

Fake MSAA Support Added To LLVMpipe, Yields OpenGL 3.0/3.2

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

XA Gallium3D Performance Improvements Published

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

Mesa's LunarGLASS Updates Against LLVM 3.4

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

Features To Find Right Now In Mesa 10.2-devel

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

Mesa 10.2-devel Is Going To Land In Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

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 Mesa Driver Now Support ARB Buffer Storage

Intel's open-source Linux graphics driver now supports the OpenGL 4.4 ARB_buffer_storage extension.
14 March 2014 - ARB_buffer_storage

Mesa DRI3 Picks Up GLX_EXT_buffer_age Support

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

Mesa 10 Will Likely End Up As A Fedora 20 Update

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

Mesa 10.0.4 Serves Up Over 40 Bug-Fixes

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

Many R600/RadeonSI Gallium3D Changes Land

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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