Mesa 21.0 Has Finally Killed The Classic "SWRAST" Software Rasterizer
Earlier this month Mesa 21.0 dropped the classic OSMesa code while for ending out the year Red Hat's Adam Jackson has removed the classic software rasterizer.
Jackson noted, "Following up from the classic swrast OSMesa removal in favor of llvmpipe/softpipe, remove the classic swrast DRI driver. It's unused by any distribution -- debian was the last holdout until this week, which had it enabled instead of softpipe on obscure platforms (non-LLVM and hurd). Now that debian has switched, remove the driver so nobody can accidentally enable it again."
SWRAST shouldn't be missed by anyone in 2021 with LLVMpipe being far superior or Softpipe if on an obscure platform lacking proper LLVM support. Mesa 21.0 with this and other changes should be out in March.