Mesa News Archives
Freedreno Gallium3D Now Supports OpenGL 2.0

The Freedreno Gallium3D driver now is able to officially advertise OpenGL 2.0 support after the latest work on this open-source, reverse-engineered driver for Qualcomm Adreno graphics processors.

14 May 2014 - Freedreno - 9 Comments
Mesa 10.1.2 Released

For those living on the Mesa 10.1 stable release train rather than Mesa 10.2 that is already in pretty great shape and will be released as stable in the coming weeks, the 10.1.2 stop has arrived.

5 May 2014 - Mesa 10.1 - 3 Comments
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 - Add A Comment
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
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
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 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
More Mesa 10.2 + Linux 3.14 Benchmarks On Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

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
Mesa 10 Packages For Fedora 20

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

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