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DRIConf Is Still A Mess & Leaves A Lot To Be Desired

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 Continues Bettering OpenGL Debugging

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

New Linux Mesa Git Benchmarks Of Intel's Iris Pro

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

Mesa 10.0 Is Declared: OpenGL 3.2 Comes For Intel Linux

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

The State Of OpenGL 3.x, 4.x Extensions In Mesa

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

An OpenGL Optimization Extension Merged Into Mesa

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

Mesa 9.2 OpenGL Library Gets Further Stabilized

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

Mesa Lands Support For ARB_texture_query_levels

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

Mesa Lands Support Improvements For Haiku

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

MSAA Support Lands For R600 LLVM Back-End

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

Mesa Finally Lands GL4 ARB Texture Gather 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

Mesa Mega Driver Patches Published

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

The New Linux OpenGL ABI Is Nearing Reality

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

Gallium3D's LLVMpipe Is Good Enough For Teaching

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

"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

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