Mesa 12.0.4 Being Prepped For Ubuntu 16.10/16.04
Written by Michael Larabel in Ubuntu on 3 December 2016 at 08:30 AM EST. 57 Comments
Ubuntu is preparing Mesa 12.0.4 for Ubuntu Xenial and Yakkety users. It's not as great as Mesa 13, but at least there are some important fixes back-ported.

Mesa 12.0.4 is exciting for dozens of bug fixes, including the work to offer better RadeonSI performance. But with Mesa 12.0.4 you don't have the RADV Vulkan driver, OpenGL 4.5, or the other exciting Mesa 13 work.

Canonical's Timo Aaltonen shared yesterday via his blog the Mesa 12.0.4 back-port is now available for testing. For Ubuntu 16.10, it's currently on Mesa 12.0.3 while Ubuntu 16.04 LTS is presently on Mesa 11.2.0, so at least there it's a bigger step ahead.

If you want Mesa 13 on Ubuntu, the easiest way is by trying the Padoka PPA or Oibaf PPA.
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