Mesa News Archives
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 - 1 Comment
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 - 42 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
Mesa 18.2 Due For Release In August

While Mesa 18.1 just officially shipped last week, Mesa 18.2 as next quarter's open-source 3D OpenGL/Vulkan graphics driver stack update is scheduled for release in mid-August.

23 May 2018 - Mesa 18.2 - 9 Comments
Mesa 18.1 Expected To Officially Debut Next Week

While Mesa 18.0 debuted just about one and a half months ago, the fourth and final release candidate of Mesa 18.1 is now available for testing as the next quarterly feature installment to these primarily OpenGL/Vulkan open-source drivers.

11 May 2018 - Mesa 18.1 - 6 Comments
Radeon EQAA Anti-Aliasing Support Merged To Mesa 18.2

In addition to the potentially performance-doubling AMD Kaveri fix landing yesterday in Mesa 18.2 Git, also hitting this next version of Mesa is Enhanced Quality Anti-Aliasing (EQAA) support for Radeon GCN graphics processors.

11 May 2018 - Enhanced Quality Anti-Aliasing - 14 Comments

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