Mesa 11.2 Officially Landing In Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
Written by Michael Larabel in Ubuntu on 8 April 2016 at 12:08 PM EDT. 8 Comments
UBUNTU --
If you are running a development snapshot of Ubuntu 16.04 "Xenial Xerus" and haven't upgraded in a few days, Mesa 11.2.0 is coming down the pipeline.

Mesa 11.2 was granted a feature freeze exception a while ago and Mesa 11.2 packages have been queuing up in the Ubuntu X staging PPA for a while, but now Mesa 11.2.0 is finally ready for Ubuntu 16.04.0 LTS.

Following the Mesa 11.2 official release this week, the 11.2 packages have made it into xenial-proposed and should shortly begin appearing in Xenial proper.

Mesa 11.2 comes with many improvements and new features for open-source graphics drivers.

If you are an Ubuntu 16.04 user but want the newer Mesa Git packages given all the OpenGL 4 progress being made alongside other improvements, there is always the Oibaf PPA and Padoka PPA as two popular choices for consuming the latest Mesa Git code easily from Ubuntu.

Ubuntu 16.04 is scheduled to be officially released on 21 April.
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