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Mesa's Gallium3D can now handle OpenMAX! OpenMAX, short for Open Media Acceleration, is the Khronos standard for a C-language interface for abstraction of routines for audio, video, and image processing. With this initial implementation by AMD, the OpenMAX Gallium3D support allows hardware acceleration of MPEG-2 and H.264.
24 October 2013 - Gallium3D OpenMAX - 29 Comments
Last week OpenGL 3.3 support landed in Mesa and now to kick off the new week there's another important milestone for the open-source graphics project. The major milestone that just happened is the "Clover" Gallium3D state tracker for OpenCL/GPGPU support now can provide OpenCL ICD support.
21 October 2013 - OpenCL - 2 Comments
Having delivered some new Ivy Bridge benchmarks of Mesa 10.0 Git this weekend, here's some complementary numbers looking at the Mesa 10.0-devel Git performance for a Haswell-based Iris Pro graphics core compared to the stable Mesa 9.2.2 release.
21 October 2013 - Mesa 10.0 Benchmarks - 2 Comments
While it's just been two weeks since the Mesa 9.2.1 release, the second point release to Mesa 9.2 is now available with further bug-fixing.
19 October 2013 - Mesa 9.2.2 - 2 Comments
It was just one week ago OpenGL 3.2 support was added to Mesa causing a major version bump so the next release will be known as Mesa 10.0. Last night, OpenGL 3.3 support with GLSL 3.30 was patched and now causing a possible version bump to mesa 11.0.
18 October 2013 - OpenGL 3.3 - 24 Comments
LunarG is a company focused upon 3D driver innovations that was also involved in the original Tungsten Graphics days, stewarding Mesa until its developers were acquired by VMware. For an update where LunarG is at today, its co-founder and executive director, Jens Owens, has provided an update for Phoronix readers.
18 October 2013 - LunarG - 6 Comments
Frequently brought up within the Phoronix Forums and elsewhere is the lack of a good graphical utility for configuring various elements of the open-source Linux graphics drivers.
16 October 2013 - DRIConf - 17 Comments
APITrace has been around for a few years and has evolved into the best open-source application for OpenGL debugging and tracing/replaying of OpenGL events. APITrace also supports OpenGL ES and Direct3D/DirectDraw while new features continue to be added.
12 October 2013 - APITrace
The latest Mesa Git benchmarks to share are of Intel's Iris Pro 5200 graphics found on the System76 Galago UltraPro.
12 October 2013 - Iris Pro 5200 - 1 Comment
The core Mesa library and Intel's open-source DRI Mesa driver is now in full compliance with the OpenGL 3.2 specification with GLSL 1.50. As a result, the Mesa version for the next release is being bumped from Mesa 9.3 to Mesa 10.0, as has been expected to be the case for some weeks now. Ahead of the Mesa 10.0 release planned for November, the Intel driver might also reach compliance with OpenGL 3.3 too.
11 October 2013 - Mesa 10.0 - 56 Comments
With a number of new OpenGL extensions having been recently added to Mesa, here's a look at where the OpenGL 3.x/4.x support stands today in the open-source OpenGL implementation.
7 October 2013 - OpenGL In Mesa - 11 Comments
Yesterday Mesa received support for a new OpenGL extension and after that another useful OpenGL 4.2 extension was added to Mesa and implemented within the Intel OpenGL Linux driver. This latest extension can be used for a driver performance optimization.
6 October 2013 - OpenGL Optimization - 18 Comments
With many fixes having landed, Mesa 9.2.1 was released on Friday along with Mesa 9.1.7 for providing improvements to the Linux OpenGL graphics drivers.
5 October 2013 - Mesa 9.2.1
The necessary plumbing has happened inside Mesa for handling the OpenGL ARB_texture_query_levels extension and it's now implemented for the open-source Intel Linux graphics driver on Sandy Bridge hardware and newer.
5 October 2013 - ARB_texture_query_levels - 3 Comments
For users of Haiku, the open-source BeOS-inspired platform, there's now better mainline support for the operating system with the open-source Mesa graphics drivers.
5 October 2013 - Haiku Mesa Support - 5 Comments
Multi-sample anti-aliasing (MSAA) support has landed for AMD's R600 GPU LLVM back-end for their open-source Linux graphics drivers.
2 October 2013 - MSAA Support
With a series of commits today, Mesa finally has support for the ARB_texture_gather extension as is needed for OpenGL 4.0 compliance.
2 October 2013 - OpenGL 4.0 - 3 Comments
Eric Anholt of Intel has published his initial patches for implementing the "mega drivers" concept within Mesa.
30 September 2013 - Mesa Mega Drivers - 37 Comments
One year ago a new Linux OpenGL ABI was proposed to make dealing with Linux OpenGL libraries easier and cleaner, among other benefits. The Linux OpenGL changes that will ultimately affect all Linux graphics drivers is nearing fruition.
28 September 2013 - OpenGL ABI - 15 Comments
While Gallium3D's software-based LLVMpipe driver that runs off the CPU isn't good enough for real-world gaming use or other cases, it can be a good driver to use for learning OpenGL and experimenting.
28 September 2013 - Gallium3D LLVMpipe - 2 Comments
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