Mesa News Archives
Freedreno Gallium3D Now Exposes Adreno A5xx Performance Counters

It's been a while since last having any news to report on Freedrenon, the open-source, community-driven Gallium3D driver for providing accelerated 3D support for Qualcomm Adreno graphics hardware. But ahead of the upcoming Mesa 18.2 feature freeze, Freedreno founder Rob Clark has been landing a number of improvements.

19 July 2018 - Open-Source Adreno - 4 Comments
RadeonSI GL 4.4 Compat Patches Make Wolfenstein & Doom With OpenGL Happy In Wine

Timothy Arceri at Valve has been working a lot lately on improving the RadeonSI Gallium3D driver's OpenGL compatibility profile support. While he just posted GL 4.0 compatibility profile patches when he thought it would take a while before getting OpenGL 4.4 compatibility support in order, it turns out it wasn't as bad as anticipated.

28 June 2018 - Compatibility Profile - 24 Comments
Patches Revised Taking RadeonSI OpenGL Compatibility Profile To v4.0

After getting the RadeonSI OpenGL compatibility profile support to GL 3.3, Valve's Timothy Arceri has been working on OpenGL 4.4 compatibility profile support. However, with one of those extensions taking a while to wire up, for now he sent out the patches bumping the support to OpenGL 4.0 under this compatibility mode.

25 June 2018 - OpenGL 4.0 Compatibility Profile - 14 Comments
RadeonSI Lands OpenGL 3.3 Compatibility Profile Support

Thanks to work done over the past few months by AMD's Marek Olšák on improving Mesa's OpenGL compatibility profile support and then today carried over the final mile by Valve's Timothy Arceri, Mesa 18.2 now exposes OpenGL 3.3 under the compatibility context.

18 June 2018 - RadeonSI GL 3.3 Compat - 22 Comments
OpenGL Floating Point Textures No Longer Encumbered By Patents, Enabled In Mesa

Back in 2012 when talking with Gabe Newell of Valve about open-source/Linux challenges one of the topics he was awed about was patents encumbering the open-source graphics driver progress. Six years later, Timothy Arceri working on the Valve Linux graphics driver team has freed Mesa's ARB_texture_float support from being built conditionally due to these patent fears.

18 June 2018 - ARB_texture_float - 44 Comments
Mesa RadeonSI Lands Possible Vega/Raven Performance Improvement

Earlier this month AMD's Marek Olšák posted RadeonSI patches for a scissor workaround affecting GFX9/Vega GPUs including Raven Ridge, which were based upon a RADV driver workaround already merged that helped affected games by up to ~11%. A revised version of that patch is now in Mesa 18.2 Git.

14 June 2018 - RadeonSI Scissor Bug - 5 Comments
Etnaviv Gallium3D Now Working On NIR Support

The Etnaviv Gallium3D driver for providing reverse-engineered, open-source 3D graphics driver support for Vivante graphics hardware is currently pursuing NIR intermediate representation support.

6 June 2018 - Etnaviv + NIR - 1 Comment
Mesa Begins Its Transition To Gitlab

Following the news from earlier this month that FreeDesktop.org would move its infrastructure to Gitlab, the Mesa3D project has begun the process of adopting this Git-centered software.

24 May 2018 - Gitlab + Mesa - 14 Comments

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