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Mesa Developers Weigh Renaming Gallium "State Tracker" To "API"

In addition to the discussion over potentially dropping non-Gallium3D drivers from Mesa or otherwise potentially forking a portion of the code, AMD's Marek Olšák made a separate proposal about renaming the Gallium3D "state tracker" concept to being "API" implementations.

5 December 2019 - State Tracker To API Implementation - 1 Comment
Mesa Devs Discuss Potentially Dropping Non-Gallium Drivers Or Forking Code For Gallium

Longtime open-source AMD graphics driver developer Marek Olšák has kicked off a discussion over the possibility in the not too distant future of either dropping non-Gallium3D drivers from Mesa (and moving them off to a maintenance branch or the like) or forking some of Mesa's existing code to allow it to be better optimized for Gallium3D use-cases. Due to raised concerns, other possibilities are also being expressed like simply moving ahead with optimizing the Mesa code-base for Gallium3D at a cost of potentially hitting dead code more often with the classic drivers.

4 December 2019 - Do Away With Old Drivers - 45 Comments
Mesa Adds Option For Changing Intel's OpenGL Driver Default

While originally Intel planned to transition their OpenGL driver default to the modern "Iris" Gallium3D driver rather than the longstanding "i965" DRI driver for Mesa 19.3, that was pushed back to Mesa 20.0 for introduction in Q1'2020. In aiming to make that revised milestone a reality, a new option has been added to Mesa 20.0 with the Meson build system for being able to indicate the Intel OpenGL driver preference.

2 December 2019 - Preferring Iris Gallium3D - 4 Comments
Mesa 19.3-RC5 Brings RADV Secure Compile Update, Other Fixes

While Mesa 19.3.0 was supposed to be out last week, it didn't happen nor is it happening this week due to blocker bugs. Given the US holiday week, it's looking like Mesa 19.3's blocker bugs might not be cleared in time for releasing next week either, but in any case the Mesa 19.3 Release Candidate 5 is now available for testing.

28 November 2019 - Mesa 19.3-RC5 - 2 Comments
Mesa 19.3.0 Not Expected Until December - RC4 Released With ACO Fixes

Mesa 19.3 had been expected for release next week per their original release calendar, but as we are used to seeing for these quarterly feature releases, at least one if not more weekly release candidates tend to be needed for ironing out bugs. As such, Mesa 19.3.0 is now solidly looking like at least an early December release while Mesa 19.3-RC4 shipped on Wednesday.

21 November 2019 - Mesa 19.3.0 - Add A Comment
Mesa 19.1.8 Released To End Out The Series

More than one month has passed since Mesa 19.1.7 compared to the usual bi-weekly release cadence, but on Monday following the closure of remaining blocker bugs, Mesa 19.1.8 was released that also ends out this release series.

22 October 2019 - Mesa 19.1 EOL - Add A Comment

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