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Mesa News Archives

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

Latest Gallium3D Nine (D3D9) Patches Published

Open-source developers have been working on pushing the Direct3D 9 state tracker into mainline Mesa that would allow patched copies of Wine to natively use this D3D9 support for speeding up the process of running various Windows games on Linux.
3 November 2014 - Direct3D - 14 Comments

SIMD8 Vertex Shaders For Broadwell

Kristian Høgsberg has published a new patch-set but it's not for Wayland, it's for the Intel Mesa driver.
29 October 2014 - SIMD8 VS

OpenGL 4.x Support For Mesa Still Inching Along

While there hasn't been much to report on lately with regard to major OpenGL 4.x advancements, the OpenGL 4.0+ support is still being worked on by the open-source developers wishing to expose GL4 compliance within the Intel, Radeon, and Nouveau Linux graphics drivers, among other potential Mesa/Gallium3D drivers.
29 October 2014 - OpenGL 4 - 12 Comments

Reducing The CPU Usage In Mesa To Improve Performance

Timothy Arceri who previously crowd-funded work to add new GL extensions to Mesa and did so successfully multiple times has now written a new blog post on the topic of reducing the CPU usage in Mesa to potentially improve frame-rates.
27 October 2014 - CPU Usage Reduction - 77 Comments

Mesa 10.3.2 Has A Couple Bug-Fixes

For those living by stable Mesa releases rather than the exciting, bleeding-edge Mesa Git code for open-source Linux graphics drivers, Mesa 10.3.2 is available this Friday night.
24 October 2014 - Mesa 10.3.2

Mesa 10.4 Might Re-Enable HyperZ For R600g/RadeonSI

The performance of the upcoming Mesa 10.4 might be better out-of-the-box for R600g and RadeonSI Gallium3D driver users if a new patch is accepted to re-enable HyperZ by default.
23 October 2014 - HyperZ - 9 Comments

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