Mesa News Archives
70 Patches Of Cleaning & Bug Fixes For Mesa

It's not as exciting as seeing a massive patch series arrive for like the OpenGL shader cache or other key features, but Collabora's Timothy Arceri sent out a set of 70 patches today providing some clean-ups and bug fixes for Mesa.

20 December 2016 - 70 Patch Cleanup - 12 Comments
Float64 Support For Intel's Vulkan Driver Is Almost Here

While it took a long time for Intel's Mesa driver to begin supporting the ARB_gpu_shader_fp64 extension for double-precision floating-point data types in shaders, fortunately it looks like Intel should soon land the Float64 support in their Vulkan driver soon.

16 December 2016 - Intel Vulkan ANV Float64 - 5 Comments
9 Year Old Mesa Bug Fixed, Addresses Stability With RadeonSI Gallium3D

A nine-year-old Mesa bug has now been squashed by Marek Olšák. This Mesa bug ended up affecting the RadeonSI driver and causing stability issues, which has now been addressed and should help open-source AMD Linux gamers run titles like Team Fortress 2 and Batman Arkham: Origins (Wine).

9 December 2016 - RadeonSI Stable - 28 Comments
Mesa 13 Lands In Fedora 25

While it was disappointing that Fedora 25 shipped with Mesa 12.0, the Mesa 13.0 version has now been sent down as a stable release update.

8 December 2016 - Fedora 25 - 17 Comments
Gallium3D Drivers Prepped For EGL_ANDROID_native_fence_sync

Rob Clark has landed his code for supporting EGL_ANDROID_native_fence_sync in Mesa and his Freedreno Gallium3D driver is the first in-tree Mesa/Gallium3D driver to support the native fence FD support, even beating out the Intel driver.

2 December 2016 - EGL_ANDROID_native_fence_sync - Add A Comment
Intel's OpenGL Driver Gains Another Performance Optimization

While we have been talking a lot lately about performance optimizations and improvements to Intel's "ANV" Vulkan Linux driver, not all focus has been lost on the i965 Mesa OpenGL driver. In fact, a lot of code landed on Friday for i965.

26 November 2016 - fast clears for multi-lod - 2 Comments
OpenCL Image Support For Gallium3D's Clover

While AMD hasn't been doing much work lately on the Clover-based OpenCL support with focusing their open-source OpenCL efforts around ROCm / Radeon Open Compute, Edward O'Callaghan has been working on some much-needed love for the Clover OpenCL Gallium3D state tracker.

22 November 2016 - Clover OpenCL Image Support - 23 Comments
Feral Joins The Bandwagon Of Wanting Newer Mesa On Ubuntu

With Mesa drivers this year really improving a lot and reaching OpenGL ~4.5 compatibility for most drivers as well as the Intel and RADV Vulkan drivers getting into shape, they are becoming usable for day-to-day Linux gamers. While not all new Feral Linux game releases work with the Mesa drivers, a growing number of their games work well on Mesa 13.0+, and as such they are hoping Ubuntu will adopt a policy of making it easier to switch to newer Mesa releases.

18 November 2016 - Feral Mesa Ubuntu - 59 Comments
X.Org Foundation Moving Ahead With Becoming A Khronos Adopter For Mesa

While there were initially concerns by users over OpenGL 4.4~4.5 support being exposed for open-source Mesa drivers due to the Khronos OpenGL conformance test suite for these newer versions and the associated costs, those concerns were laid to rest and the X.Org Foundation is moving ahead with becoming an official Khronos adopter for Mesa.

14 November 2016 - Mesa Khronos - 4 Comments

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