Upgrading Fedora Easily To Mesa 10.7/Git

Written by Michael Larabel in Mesa on 30 July 2015 at 11:14 AM EDT. 15 Comments
With all of the Mesa OpenGL 4 happenings -- and most recently OpenGL 4.1 for RadeonSI -- you may be wondering how to run this latest code prior to its official release in September.

For Ubuntu Linux users there is the well known Oibaf PPA for adding to your system and then you can easily upgrade all of the latest user-space DDX and Mesa packages. Hopefully though Oibaf will land LLVM 3.7 SVN soon for yielding the necessary AMDGPU back-end for OpenGL 4.1 on RadeonSI.

If you're a Fedora user running Fedora 21/22 and not Fedora Rawhide, there is a Copr repository. The unofficial way of riding Mesa Git on Fedora without building it yourself can be through this Copr repository. Fedora users can use it by running sudo dnf copr enable griever/mesa-git && dnf update.

I've been trying this Griever Mesa-Git repository on a few systems for easily tapping Mesa Git when not wanting (lacking the time) on a few systems that are just running quick tests to setup the Mesa build toolchain and build it myself. Though this repository right now is just using LLVM 3.6.2 rather than LLVM 3.7 SVN. The most recent build of the Fedora packages from Mesa Git was earlier this week.

If you're wondering about upgrading to Mesa Git on other Linux distributions short of compiling it yourself, feel free to ask away in our forums (simply click the comment link below) to find out from others about other processes for upgrading to Mesa Git on other platforms.
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