Mesa 10.5 Release Brings Skylake Support, NIR IR
Written by Michael Larabel in Mesa on 6 March 2015 at 08:11 PM EST. 16 Comments
MESA --
Emil Velikov announced the much anticipated release of Mesa 10.5 this evening, which is the quarterly update to this open-source (primarily Linux) user-space graphics stack.

Mesa 10.5 lacks official support for OpenGL 4 but is nevertheless another important update. Mesa 10.5 delivers initial Intel Skylake graphics support when paired with Linux 3.19+, Adreno 4xx GPU support when also using a modern kernel, experimental EGL support for Haiku, the new NIR intermediate representation, various new GL4 extensions have been implemented, and a number of other internal changes.

More details on the Mesa 10.5.0 debut via its release announcement.

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