Intel Might Actually Be Done With OpenGL 4.4 In Mesa
Written by Michael Larabel in Intel on 24 May 2016 at 11:25 PM EDT. 30 Comments
It was just last week that Intel crossed OpenGL 4.2 in Mesa and earlier today the needed Intel OpenGL 4.3 patches landed while tonight there are patches pending for the OpenGL 4.4 changes for Intel's open-source Linux graphics driver.

Timothy Arceri sent out a set of 12 patches today for finishing up the ARB_enhanced_layouts extension work for OpenGL 4.4. That work culminates with marking the work as done, which clears out all of the remaining OpenGL 4.4 work items for this open-source Intel i965 Mesa driver.

So once these patches land, it looks like the Intel driver will be at OpenGL 4.4. It's just a matter of whether the Mesa 11.3 code is branched prior to that in preparing for a stable release next month. Intel is also just around the corner with OpenGL 4.5 support, which should be cleared for the September Mesa update assuming this current release cycle doesn't get dragged on.

This current OpenGL 4.x Intel support is for Broadwell and newer while support for older Intel generations is still being tackled.
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