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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 - 52 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
The OpenCL 2.0 CTS Can Now Run On Gallium3D Clover - But Doesn't Pass The Tests

Red Hat's Karol Herbst who has spent years now working on Nouveau SPIR-V support and other GPU open-source compute efforts around Mesa has provided a trivial implementation of clCreateCommandQueueWithProperties() that is now enough to begin running the OpenCL 2.0 conformance test suite on the Gallium3D "Clover" state tracker.

10 February 2020 - clCreateCommandQueueWithProperties - 6 Comments

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