Mesa News Archives
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
Intel's Mesa DRI driver on Linux has picked up support for another OpenGL 4 extension, but for now at least the hardware support is limited to the yet-to-be-released Broadwell.
5 March 2014 - Broadwell - 2 Comments
In verifying and complementing the major R600/RadeonSI performance regressions noted earlier today for a wide-range of AMD Radeon hardware, here's some more tests that were done this weekend on a different system that also finds the newer code to be running slower than Linux 3.13 + Mesa 10.1
2 March 2014 - Regression - 9 Comments
While Fedora 20 is looking to land GNOME 3.12 as a stable release upgrade, the developers normally shipping a bleeding-edge Linux graphics stack haven't sent down any stable release updates for the much-improved Mesa 10 drivers. Fortunately, there's some unofficial choices.
2 March 2014 - Mesa 10 - 8 Comments
The third and expected final release candidate of the Mesa 10.1 open-source 3D graphics stack is now available.
1 March 2014 - Mesa 10.1
GLX_MESA_query_renderer is the extension devised by Mesa developers for universally exposing details of the system's OpenGL driver, GPU, and system information in order to assist game developers, among other OpenGL developers. Patches have finally emerged for supporting GLX_MESA_query_renderer by all Mesa and Gallium3D graphics drivers.
28 February 2014 - GLX_MESA_query_renderer - 5 Comments
Ian Romanick of Intel has decided to delay the release of Mesa 10.1 due to outstanding patches that have yet to be merged and fully tested.
27 February 2014 - Mesa 10.1
The OpenGL NV_non_square_matrices extension for Mesa has now surfaced in the form of six patches on the developers' mailing list by a new developer looking to get involved with this open-source 3D library and driver project.
26 February 2014 - GL_NV_non_square_matrices - 1 Comment
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
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
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
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