Mesa News Archives
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
GLX_MESA_query_renderer Support Comes To All Drivers

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
Mesa 10.1 Has Been Delayed

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 - Add A Comment
Another Mesa Newbie Project Is Being Worked On

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
Intel Mesa Driver Now Has MSAA For Broadwell

Just this morning I was writing about the performance enhancing HiZ feature coming to Broadwell within Intel's Mesa driver, plus other improvements. Prior to calling it a day, more Intel Broadwell enablement changes have landed inside this open-source 3D driver.

19 February 2014 - Broadwell - 3 Comments
New Easy Projects To Get Started In Mesa Development

A few months back upstream Mesa developers began assembling a list of easy projects to get started in Mesa 3D driver development. New open-source developers were quick to start working on these easy projects and now the list has been updated with some more easy action items if you want to venture into the world of open-source GPU driver development.

16 February 2014 - Newbie Projects - 1 Comment
The Top Features Of Mesa 10.1 For Linux GPU Drivers

Mesa 10.1 should be released by the end of February if all goes according to plan. Here's a look at some of the most interesting features to be found in this next major release that provides the open-source 3D graphics drivers for the Linux desktop.

8 February 2014 - Mesa 10.1 - 3 Comments
Understanding The New & Faster A3XX Compiler

Talked about on Phoronix a few days ago was a new Gallium3D shader compiler for the Freedreno driver in its support of the Adreno A3xx hardware. Here's more information on this new GL shader compiler and the performance wins and benefits it provides.

6 February 2014 - Freedreno A3xx - Add A Comment

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