Mesa News Archives
RadeonSI Primitive Culling Lands In Mesa 19.2

The past few months AMD's Marek Olšák has been working on primitive culling support for the RadeonSI Gallium3D driver and last week that code was merged into the Mesa 19.2 development code.

20 May 2019 - Primitive Culling - 26 Comments
Intel's Gallium3D Driver Will Now Try To Recover From GPU Hangs

The Intel Gallium3D OpenGL driver performance is now in good shape for this new open-source Intel Linux GL driver compared to its "classic" Mesa driver, but there are still various other features to be ironed out before this "Iris" driver can become the new default. One of the items now crossed off the list is GPU hang recovery.

12 May 2019 - Iris GPU Hang Recovery - 9 Comments
The Vulkan Overlay Can Display Some Extra Information With Mesa 19.1

One of the early features merged back in February for Mesa 19.1 was the new Vulkan Overlay layer to expose various performance metrics akin to the Gallium3D "HUD" also living within Mesa. Ahead of the Mesa 19.1 feature freeze, some more capabilities are now added to this Vulkan overlay/HUD.

2 May 2019 - Vulkan Overlay - 7 Comments
Mesa Is About To Crack 2.7 Million Lines

With Mesa 19.1 due to see its code branched this week and that marks the start of the feature freeze and release dance ahead of the official debut in late May, here are some development stats for the current state of the Mesa3D code-base.

29 April 2019 - Mesa Stats - 8 Comments
Mesa 19.1 To Expose EXT_gpu_shader4 Support

While it's not looking like Mesa 19.1 will end up exposing OpenGL 4.6 capabilities, it is picking up various other extensions including some prominent several year old extensions like EXT_texture_buffer_object and the decade old EXT_gpu_shader4.

25 April 2019 - At Long Last - 10 Comments
Mesa's Vulkan Drivers See More Extension Work Ahead Of The 19.1 Branching

Mesa 19.1 is due to be released at the end of May and for that to be the feature freeze is in two weeks followed by the weekly release candidates. With the feature development ending soon for this next quarterly Mesa release, the Radeon "RADV" and Intel "ANV" Vulkan driver developers in particular have been quite busy on their remaining feature work.

19 April 2019 - RADV + ANV Vulkan Drivers - Add A Comment
The Current RADV/RadeonSI Performance With Mesa 19.1 + Linux 5.1

Following this week's testing of the Radeon Linux gaming performance between Ubuntu 18.10 and 19.04, I also ran some benchmarks on the Ubuntu 19.04 when manually switching over to the bleeding-edge Mesa 19.1 RADV/RadeonSI drivers paired with the Linux 5.1 Git kernel. Is that worthwhile for "Disco Dingo" users to gain better AMD Linux gaming performance?

13 April 2019 - Mesa 19.1 + Linux 5.1 - 5 Comments
Lima Driver Merged Into Mesa 19.1, Providing Open-Source OpenGL For Older Mali GPUs

Seven years after Luc Verhaegen started the Lima driver project for open-source Mali graphics -- one of the first reverse-engineered, open-source Arm graphics driver attempts in general -- while he is no longer involved with the initiative, developer Qiang Yu picked it up and has successfully worked it into a functioning open-source OpenGL Gallium3D driver that has been merged into Mesa Git.

11 April 2019 - Lima In Mesa - 9 Comments
Mesa 18.3.6 Released To End Out The Series

If you are still making use of Mesa 18.3 (or older), Mesa 18.3.6 is now available as the last planned update for this quarterly release stream as users should begin considering an upgrade to Mesa 19.0.x if not wanting to ride the 19.1-devel cycle.

5 April 2019 - Mesa 18.3.6 - Add A Comment

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