Mesa News Archives
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
Mesa 13.0.1 Released

Mesa 13.0.1 is now available as the first point release to the massive Mesa 13.0 that brought OpenGL 4.5 to Intel, the RADV Radeon Vulkan driver, and much more.

14 November 2016 - Mesa 13.0.1 - 3 Comments
Features You Will Not Find In The Mesa 13.0 Release

While Mesa 13.0 is coming along for release next month with exciting features like OpenGL 4.5 for Intel, unofficial GL 4.4/4.5 for RadeonSI/NVC0, and the addition of the RADV Radeon Vulkan driver, there is some functionality that sadly won't be found in this release.

22 October 2016 - Mesa 13.0 - 16 Comments
Mesa Hasn't Been Branched Yet Due To LLVM Issues

The Mesa 12.1/13.0 release dragged out a bit to allow the RADV Radeon Vulkan driver to be merged and then some Gallium3D Nine fixes, which have landed. The branching / feature freeze didn't happen last week though as planned, but Emil Velikov the release manager has now provided an update.

19 October 2016 - Mesa Drags On - 7 Comments

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