Mesa 17.2.1 Being Prepped For Release Next Week
Written by Michael Larabel in Mesa on 15 September 2017 at 12:34 PM EDT. 4 Comments
MESA --
For those that have been waiting for the first point release of Mesa 17.2 before upgrading, the release candidate is out while the official build is slated for next week.

Emil Velikov just announced the Mesa 17.2.1 Release Candidate with 53 new patches since the 17.2.0 release earlier this month.

Mesa 17.2.1 is bundling many fixes ranging from the RADV Vulkan driver to the Intel OpenGL driver, Nouveau NVC0, Freedreno, and more.

Some of the items that stand out are better compatibility with glibc 2.26 and enabling RADV Vulkan driver support for RX Vega "GFX9" graphics processors.

The current list of 17.2.1 queued changes can be found via the RC1 announcement.
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