Mesa 13.0.1 Is Being Prepped For Release, Many OpenGL & Vulkan Driver Fixes
Written by Michael Larabel in Mesa on 12 November 2016 at 07:25 AM EST. 2 Comments
For those that wait for the first point release to a new Mesa stable series before switching over to the latest open-source graphics driver stack, Mesa 13.0.1 is just around the corner.

Collabora's Emil Velikov announced the Mesa 13.0.1 Release Candidate 1 on Friday. There are 51 patches set for this point release plus 18 others that have been nominated. There are fixes to the Vulkan drivers, various adjustments to the many OpenGL drivers, and other core fixes/improvements.

Back-ported for Mesa 13.0.1 includes Intel's Vulkan ~30% performance optimization as one of the most exciting changes for Mesa 13.0.1. There are also numerous enhancements to find with the RADV Radeon Vulkan driver too.

Those interested in Mesa 13.0.1 (but I know many Phoronix readers are already religiously running Mesa 13.1-dev for the latest and greatest!) can find the RC1 details via this mailing list post. Mesa 13.0.1 will be officially released as soon as the end of this weekend.
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