Mesa 17.2.2 Set For Release Next Week
Written by Michael Larabel in Mesa on 30 September 2017 at 02:56 AM EDT. 12 Comments
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For those not comfortable riding Mesa Git, Mesa 17.2.2 is set to be released early next week as the newest stable update for the open-source 3D graphics driver stack.

Point release manager Juan Suarez Romero of Igalia is planning on releasing Mesa 17.2.2 next Monday, 2 October, if all goes well. So far there are 43 patches queued and a handful of more patches still possibly landing. Friday marked the release candidate for this newest point release.

Mesa 17.2.2 has queued some Gallium3D state tracker fixes, Vulkan Wayland WSI integration fixes for possible crashes, Intel ANV and RADV Vulkan driver fixes, and as well some updates for the i965 / RadeonSI / VC4 OpenGL drivers among other smaller updates. One notable change is LLVM 5.0 support in the Gallium3D drivers with this update when using the SCons build system.

The complete list of changes queued so far for Mesa 17.2.2 can be found from the RC announcement.

Mesa 17.3 as the next quarterly feature update will likely be released by late November. Meanwhile, if you still are on the previous Mesa 17.1 stable series, the recent release of Mesa 17.1.10 marks the end of that road.

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