Mesa 8.0 was released in February 2012 with OpenGL 3.0 API support by core Mesa.

Mesa 8.0 Articles & Reviews

AMD Gallium3D Performance Is Much Better Than Two Years Ago   Display Drivers   2013-08-27
Mesa 9.2 Brings Some Performance Improvements For Intel IVB   Display Drivers   2013-07-16
Intel Ivy Bridge Performance Drops In Mesa 8.1   Display Drivers   2012-07-30
R300 Gallium3D Driver In Mixed State For Mesa 8.1   Display Drivers   2012-07-27
Mesa 8.1 Will Offer Some Speed Improvements For Nouveau   Display Drivers   2012-07-25
AMD Radeon R600g Gallium3D: Mesa 8.0.4 vs. 8.1 Git   Display Drivers   2012-07-18
Morphological Anti-Aliasing With Mesa 8.0   Display Drivers   2012-02-14
Intel Gallium3D For Mesa 8.0   Display Drivers   2012-02-06
Intel Sandy Bridge Shines With Mesa 8.0   Display Drivers   2012-01-18
Nouveau For Open-Source NVIDIA In Mesa 8.0 Is Mixed   Display Drivers   2012-01-16
Radeon Gallium3D With Mesa 8.0: Goes Up & Down   Display Drivers   2012-01-12

Mesa 8.0 Linux & Open-Source News

Pipelight, X.Org, exFAT & Wayland Topped This Month   Phoronix   2013-08-31
OpenSUSE 12.2 vs. 12.3 Linux Performance Tests   SUSE   2013-03-15
Intel Ironlake OpenGL Performance On Mesa 9.1   Mesa   2013-02-26
AMD R600 Gallium3D Is Mixed On Fedora 18   AMD   2013-01-22
Intel Graphics See Some Gains On Fedora 18   Fedora   2013-01-21
SLAX 7.0 "Green Horn" Released: ~200MB KDE Linux OS   Operating Systems   2012-12-11
Nine Good Things About Mesa 9.0   Mesa   2012-10-09
Mesa 9.0 Gets A Release Date That's Very Soon   Mesa   2012-09-29
Going To Mesa 9.0 Is Official With Intel OpenGL 3.1   Intel   2012-08-30
Mesa 9.0 Branching Delayed So More Features Can Land   Mesa   2012-08-21
Intel Mesa Now Officially OpenGL ES 2.0 Conformant   Intel   2012-08-21
Mesa Release Shake-Up: Mesa 8.1 Is Now Mesa 9.0   Mesa   2012-08-10
Intel Releases 12.07 Linux Graphics Package   Intel   2012-07-24
KDE 4.9 Is Faster & More Responsive   KDE   2012-07-19
The OpenGL Support State For Mesa 8.1   Mesa   2012-07-12
Qt Looks Towards Using OpenGL 3.x, ANGLE   Qt   2012-06-27
Intel Ivy Bridge - Mesa 8.0 vs. 8.1-devel   Intel   2012-06-12
X.Org 7.7 Goes Into FreeBSD, KMS Is Ready   X.Org   2012-06-11
MSAA For Mesa Finally Moves Closer   Intel   2012-05-10
Upcoming Linux Hardware Tests, Benchmarks   Linux Gaming   2012-05-02
Will Nouveau Driver Impact Ubuntu 12.04's Battery?   Nouveau   2012-03-31
Mesa 8.1-devel Performance With Intel's DRI Driver   Intel   2012-03-20
What's Left For LLVMpipe Before OpenGL 3.0   Mesa   2012-03-11
VMware's Linux 3D Guest Driver Is Ready   Virtualization   2012-03-09
Firefox May Support LLVMpipe For WebGL   Mesa   2012-03-04
What Would You Like To See Out Of Mesa 8.1?   Mesa   2012-02-27
Intel 12.02 Package Proclaims Stable Ivy Bridge   Intel   2012-02-23
Linux 3.4 Kernel Set To Speed-Up Intel's GPU Driver   Linux Kernel   2012-02-23
A Pleasant Surprise In Mesa 8.1 Radeon Gallium3D   Mesa   2012-02-22
Image Quality Comparison: Nouveau Gallium3D vs. NVIDIA   Nouveau   2012-02-21
Changes To Merging Feature Work In Mesa   Mesa   2012-02-16
Image Quality Comparison: Radeon Gallium3D vs. Catalyst   Radeon   2012-02-13
Mesa 8.0 Advances Open-Source Linux Graphics Drivers   Mesa   2012-02-09
Nouveau Can Do OpenCL Compute For Open-Source NVIDIA   Nouveau   2012-02-06
Reclocking Hits For Open-Source NVIDIA Driver   Nouveau   2012-01-28
Reverse-Engineered NVIDIA Driver Works On Re-Clocking   Nouveau   2012-01-24
Responses To The Linux Desktop Security Problem   Linux Security   2012-01-19
In OpenCL Push, AMD Makes Progress With LLVM For Gallium3D   Mesa   2012-01-16
Closer To Radeon H.264 VDPAU In Gallium3D   Mesa   2012-01-15
VMware's New Graphics Architecture Is Shaping Up   Virtualization   2012-01-14
Mesa 8.0 LLVMpipe: Fine For Desktop, Not For Gaming   Mesa   2012-01-13
2D Color Tiling Patches Hit For Radeon R600+   Radeon   2012-01-12
Announcing The DRM VGEM - Virtual GEM Provider   Linux Kernel   2012-01-11
Where Things Fall Short: Eight Shortcomings Of Mesa 8.0   Mesa   2012-01-11
Eight Reasons You Can Enjoy Mesa 8.0   Mesa   2012-01-10
It's Official: Mesa 8.0 With OpenGL 3.0   Mesa   2012-01-09
Will Intel's Ivy Bridge Be Trouble-Free On Linux?   Intel   2012-01-07
Softpipe Gets Close On GL3, Mesa 8.0 For Early February   Mesa   2012-01-06
New Mesa Uniform Buffer Object Patches Posted   Mesa   2011-12-25
Holiday Gift: OpenGL Radeon Performance Goes Up   Mesa   2011-12-24
GLX_ARB_create_context, X.Org 1.12 Closing, Mesa 8.0 To Be Cut   X.Org   2011-12-24
Intel Hits "Almost There" GL 3.0 Support In Mesa   Intel   2011-12-21
Will OpenGL 3.0 Still Land In Mesa This Year?   Intel   2011-12-09
AMD Driver Support State For Radeon HD 7000 Series, Trinity   Radeon   2011-12-06
Radeon HD 7000 Series Linux Driver Support   Radeon   2011-11-16
Work Towards OpenGL 3.0 In Mesa, Glamor, PM   Intel   2011-11-16
Did Hell Freeze Over? Intel Mesa Does GLSL 1.30!   Intel   2011-11-12
Mesa 7.12, Linux 3.2 Likely For Ubuntu 12.04 LTS   Mesa   2011-11-02
What's Missing From The Mesa Drivers   Mesa   2011-10-28
Classic Radeon Drivers Are On Their Deathbed   Radeon   2011-10-20
Caveats In The Ubuntu 11.10 Graphics Stack   Ubuntu   2011-10-13
Intel Aims For Open-Source OpenGL 3.0 Driver By Year's End   Intel   2011-09-14
Mesa Kills Old Hardware Support: No More 3dfx Voodoo   Mesa   2011-08-27
Intel Rounds Out Its Ivy Bridge Graphics Driver   Intel   2011-08-09
Mesa GLSL-To-TGSI Is Merged To Master   Mesa   2011-08-05
Gallium3D Pipe-Video To Be Merged To Mesa Master   Mesa   2011-07-11
Mesa Gets OpenGL 3.0 Floating-Point Depth Buffers   Mesa   2011-07-10
Gallium3D XA State Tracker Merged To Master   Mesa   2011-07-04
Floating-Point Depth Buffers For Mesa   Mesa   2011-07-01
Mesa's OpenGL 3.0 TODO List Is Becoming Smaller   Mesa   2011-06-30
Intel Gallium3D Continues Seeing Changes   Intel   2011-06-30
Mesa 7.12 Is Now Where The Fun Is At   Mesa   2011-06-29
GLSL IR To TGSI Translator Ready To Be Merged Into Mesa   Mesa   2011-06-15
Mesa 7.11 Is Set To Hit In July With Many Goodies   Mesa   2011-06-08
An Update On The OpenGL 3 Support In Mesa   Mesa   2010-11-21
Mesa Makes More Strides Towards OpenGL 3.x Support   Mesa   2010-07-15
Mesa Slowly Gets Better OpenGL 3 Coverage   Mesa   2010-04-27
Mesa 7.7.1 & 7.8.0 Released For Open-Source 3D   Mesa   2010-03-28
Mesa Receives Some OpenGL 3 Love   Mesa   2010-03-20
Mesa 7.8 In March; Mesa 8.0 To Have OpenGL 3   Mesa   2010-01-14