Mesa News Archives
Mesa 20.1 Could Be Out Next Week If You Help Test RC4

The fourth weekly release candidate is available of Mesa 20.1, the Q2'2020 feature update to the open-source OpenGL / Vulkan driver stack predominantly used by Linux systems. This is the last scheduled release candidate with Mesa 20.1 stable potentially coming out next week if testing goes well and the remaining blocker bugs are addressed.

20 May 2020 - Mesa 20.1 - 4 Comments
Con Kolivas Fixes Up GUI-Related Stalls In Mesa

Con Kolivas known for his longtime work on improving Linux desktop responsiveness with largely working on the kernel and the likes of MuQSS has now seen his first Mesa patch merged for fixing unexpected GUI-related stalls.

8 May 2020 - GUI Stalls - 31 Comments
Mesa Developers Discussing Again Whether To Fork Or Drop Non-Gallium3D Drivers

Back in December was a developer discussion over dropping or forking non-Gallium3D drivers. Since then the Intel "Iris" Gallium3D driver has successfully become the default OpenGL driver for Broadwell/Gen8 and newer while the non-Gallium3D drivers continue to just face bit rot. The discussion over dropping/forking non-Gallium3D Mesa drivers has been reignited.

30 March 2020 - Killing The Old Drivers - 55 Comments
Mesa 20.1 Aiming For Release At The End Of May

This should come as little surprise to regular Phoronix readers and those that follow the Mesa release cadence, but Mesa 20.1 as the next quarterly feature release now has a release calendar putting its debut towards the end of May.

20 March 2020 - Mesa 20.1 - Add A Comment
Mesa 20.1 Sees Big Optimizations To Its Soft FP64 Implementation

For the past year Mesa has offered a "soft" implementation of FP64 capabilities for GPUs lacking FP64 hardware capabilities in order to support ARB_gpu_shader_fp64 as required by OpenGL 4.0. Optimizations were merged today to significantly enhance the "soft FP64" capabilities of Mesa.

19 March 2020 - Soft FP64 - 8 Comments

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