Mesa 17.3 Has Been Branched
Written by Michael Larabel in Mesa on 23 October 2017 at 09:14 AM EDT. 3 Comments
MESA --
Mesa 17.3 has been branched ahead of its expected stable debut in mid-to-late November.

Emil Velikov of Collabora this morning created the 17.3 branch of Mesa from which weekly release candidates will come before declaring the Mesa 17.3.0 stable release a few weeks down the road.

Meanwhile, on Mesa Git the version has been bumped to Mesa 17.4. That's a bit peculiar as earlier this year the Mesa developers agreed to year-based versioning scheme with starting off on Mesa 17.0 and incrementing the minor version number for each of their quarterly releases. So succeeding Mesa 17.3 should be Mesa 18.0 as the first release of 2018, but for now at least, the version is marked as Mesa 17.4. Perhaps just keeping it at 17.4 until they hopefully have OpenGL 4.6 support finished up soon and then bumping to Mesa 18.0.

Stay tuned for a Mesa 17.3 feature recap and continuing benchmarks shortly.

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