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    Phoronix: The Most Exciting Open-Source Graphics Driver News From Q1'2021

    Mesa this quarter saw the release of Mesa 21.0 with many OpenGL and Vulkan improvements, a lot of work continues building up around the Zink OpenGL-on-Vulkan implementation, Lavapipe continued advancing for software-based Vulkan, Intel and AMD continued with their stellar open-source hardware support, and performance optimizations in Mesa and lower down the stack are seemingly never-ending...

    https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pa...-Q1-2021-Recap

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    Hey Michael, I've been trying to get in touch for a while now. I've been digging up a bunch of pieces regarding Steam Proton gaming support coming to Chromebooks. As part of this, the virglrenderer and Mesa projects are about to merge support for Vulkan library passthrough to Linux virtual machines. All thanks to Google!

    References:

    https://blog.ekultails.com/2021/chro...n-passthrough/
    https://www.androidpolice.com/2021/0...n-chromebooks/

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    • #3
      Mesa 21.0.1 is still slow on Raspberry Pi 4: about 1500fps glxgears under Wayfire/Wayland.
      esa 20.3.5 works better -- about 2000fps glxgears.

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