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Mesa News Archives

"Mega Drivers" Still Being Targeted For Mesa

Eric Anholt at Intel's Open-Source Technology Center is still working on moving Mesa towards a "mega drivers" concept to further reduce disk space and to optimistically increase performance.
26 September 2013 - Mesa Mesa Drivers - 12 Comments

Mesa 10.0 With OpenGL 3.3 Likely Coming In November

The next Mesa release will likely be out before the end of November and should contain OpenGL 3.2/3.3 support thus it will be called Mesa 10.0 rather than Mesa 9.3.
26 September 2013 - Mesa 10.0 - 1 Comment

The History Of Mesa Over 20 Years

For those curious how the Mesa 3D graphics library started and evolved from there into now a critical piece of the open-source Linux desktop, here's the story.
25 September 2013 - Mesa 20 Years

Mesa/Gallium3D Works On VDPAU Interoperability

Patches are pending to implement support for NVIDIA's VDPAU interoperability OpenGL extension within Mesa/Gallium3D.
21 September 2013 - Mesa - 14 Comments

Linux Still Needs Better OpenGL Debugging Support

Intel's Ian Romanick will take to the Linux Plumbers Conference tomorrow with a plea to work together to provide better capabilities across the Linux stack for better debugging and profiling of graphics applications/systems on Linux. The open-source Intel Linux Mesa developer himself calls the current graphics debugging situation on Linux a "disaster" to be fixed.
18 September 2013 - Linux OpenGL Debugging - 2 Comments

Mesa's GLSL Compiler Has Been Made To Stand Alone

Ian Romanick of Intel has restored work on having a standalone Mesa GLSL compiler separate from the rest of the Mesa implementation. The purpose of this standalone compiler is largely for testing purposes by OpenGL game/application developers in trying to verify/validate behavior and be independent of the specific Mesa drivers.
10 September 2013 - GLSL Lint - 3 Comments

Better OpenGL Debugging Support Merged For Mesa

The crowd-funded Mesa development effort for the OpenGL 4.3 KHR_debug extension was a success and the patches this morning were successfully merged into mainline Mesa.
4 September 2013 - KHR_DEBUG - 9 Comments

The Lima Mesa Driver Can Now Handle ES2Gears

It's been a while since having anything to report on the Lima driver project for reverse-engineering ARM Mali graphics, but now its "classic" Mesa driver is up to being able to run the "es2gears" OpenGL ES 2.0 test case.
4 September 2013 - Lima Mesa Driver - 4 Comments

Intel Geometry Shaders Code Merged Into Mesa

Intel's Paul Berry merged a large stack of OpenGL Geometry Shader patches for the Intel DRI driver into mainline Mesa.
1 September 2013 - OpenGL GS Support - 17 Comments

Mesa 9.2 Release Brings New Features, Performance

After about six months of development Mesa 9.2 was released this evening. The Mesa 9.2 release doesn't advance its OpenGL compliance in any major form for the prominent open-source drivers, but there are new features, GL extensions supported, and much better performance.
27 August 2013 - Mesa 9.2 - 3 Comments

OpenGL KHR_debug Patch-Set Posted For Mesa

The independent open-source developer who sought crowd-funding for working on KHR_debug support for Mesa was successful in his fundraising goal and delivered today in posting 15 patches for Mesa to implement this OpenGL extension that assists game/application developers.
26 August 2013 - KHR_debug - 10 Comments

Gallium3D LLVMpipe Still Needs A Very Fast CPU

The Gallium3D LLVMpipe driver is capable of running some old OpenGL games on the CPU at low resolutions assuming your processor is powerful enough.
23 August 2013 - Gallium3D LLVMpipe - 14 Comments

Mesa 9.2 Is Planned For Release Next Week

Mesa 9.2 was originally planned for release yesterday, but that didn't happen, and the new plan is to release next week.
23 August 2013 - Mesa 9.2

Intel Geometry Shaders Might Be Ready For Mesa

Holding back Mesa from full support for OpenGL 3.2 has been support for OpenGL Geometry Shaders (and some GLSL 1.50 work). Geometry shaders have been toyed with for quite a while inside Mesa and this week is a new set of thirty patches out of Intel for implementing GS driver support for Ivy Bridge and Haswell hardware.
22 August 2013 - Intel GS Support

The State Of OpenGL 3.x/4.x Features In Mesa 9.2

With the release of Mesa 9.2 due out as soon as Thursday, here's a continuation of the earlier Why Mesa 9.2 Doesn't Work For All Linux Users article covering the missing GL3/GL4 functionality from this key open-source graphics project.
22 August 2013 - Mesa 9.2 - 14 Comments

Why Mesa 9.2 Doesn't Work For All Linux Users

While Mesa 9.2 has some performance improvements and many new features, this open-source 3D graphics library isn't cut for everyone.
21 August 2013 - Mesa 9.2 Desktop - 12 Comments

Performance Overview Of Mesa 9.2

Mesa 9.2 is due to be released in the coming days so here's an overview of what to expect from the key open-source graphics drivers on this six-month update.
21 August 2013 - Mesa 9.2

Mesa 9.2 Release Candidate 1 Now Surfaces

With hopes of releasing Mesa 9.2 in the coming days, Ian Romanick of Intel put out the first release candidate of this next major Mesa graphics library update. The release candidates should have begun weeks ago, but after forgetting about them, they only just began with the final release expected this week.
20 August 2013 - Mesa 9.2 RC1 - 24 Comments

Nouveau NV50 VP3/VP4 Engine Support Committed

As a follow-up to the news a few days ago about NVIDIA VP3/VP4 Engines Exposed On Nouveau For MPEG-2/VC-1, the support has now been committed to Mesa Git master.
16 August 2013 - VP3/VP4 - 4 Comments

S3TC Is Still Problematic For Mesa Developers, Users

While there's now ETC2 texture compression and ASTC texture compression that were announced last year, S3 Texture Compression (S3TC) continues to be widely used by OpenGL games and application. This patent-encumbered means of graphics texture compression continues to cause massive headaches for open-source developers and end-users and will be the case for years to come.
14 August 2013 - S3TC Issues - 33 Comments

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