Mesa Will Be Back On Track For Frequent, Stable Point Releases
Written by Michael Larabel in Mesa on 1 September 2016 at 01:42 PM EDT. 11 Comments
MESA --
Aside from the major Mesa 12.0 release, this month has been relatively quiet for Mesa stable point releases, which traditionally have come around every two weeks. It looks like that will be back on track shortly.

Mesa contributor Matt Turner asked "what happened to the stable releases?" With the latest 11.2 release being four months ago and there hasn't been any 12.0.x releases aside from the 12.0.0 debut in early July. Quite different compared to usual with seeing frequent point releases, even though at Phoronix we encourage Linux gamers and enthusiasts to be riding Mesa Git master for all of the continued GL advancements, Vulkan work, performance improvements, and more.

Mesa release manager Emil Velikov of Collabora said everything should now be back to normal without elaborating on the details. He's also gone ahead to issue the 12.0.2 release candidate for testing if you are still using the Mesa 12.0 stable series rather than 12.1-dev. Lots of patches to be found in this belated update!

Mesa 12.1 meanwhile will hopefully be released within the next month or so.
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