Mesa 7.12 was a development version of Mesa 3D prior to being renamed to Mesa 8.0 for reaching OpenGL 3.0 compliance.

Mesa 7.12 Articles & Reviews

AMD Catalyst vs. Radeon Gallium3D On Linux 3.1   Display Drivers   2011-10-13

Mesa 7.12 Linux & Open-Source News

Mesa 8.0 Advances Open-Source Linux Graphics Drivers   Mesa   2012-02-09
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
How-To: Find The Mesa Performance Regressions   Mesa   2011-12-29
The X.Org Stack For Ubuntu 12.04 To Enter Staging   Ubuntu   2011-12-25
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
The Gallium3D Cell Driver Gets Dropped Too   Mesa   2011-11-30
Mesa 7.11.1 Released   Mesa   2011-11-17
Radeon HD 7000 Series Linux Driver Support   Radeon   2011-11-16
Work Towards OpenGL 3.0 In Mesa, Glamor, PM   Intel   2011-11-16
Intel Sandy Bridge On The Linux 3.2 Kernel   Intel   2011-11-14
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
The State Of OpenGL 3.0 Support In Mesa   Mesa   2011-10-27
Classic Radeon Drivers Are On Their Deathbed   Radeon   2011-10-20
R500 Texture Semaphores Merged To Master   AMD   2011-10-15
Caveats In The Ubuntu 11.10 Graphics Stack   Ubuntu   2011-10-13
Mesa: Fixed Function Programs Generating GLSL   Mesa   2011-10-07
Intel Aims For Open-Source OpenGL 3.0 Driver By Year's End   Intel   2011-09-14
GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap In Software   Mesa   2011-09-08
Linux Benchmarks, Reviews Coming For September   Phoronix   2011-08-31
Mesa Kills Old Hardware Support: No More 3dfx Voodoo   Mesa   2011-08-27
Android Support Merged Into Mesa / Gallium3D   Mesa   2011-08-24
Running The Xorg State Tracker On R300 Gallium3D   AMD   2011-08-24
R600g Now Works With Xorg State Tracker   AMD   2011-08-23
Intel Rounds Out Its Ivy Bridge Graphics Driver   Intel   2011-08-09
Reworking The R600 Gallium3D Driver Winsys Back-End   AMD   2011-08-08
Mesa GLSL-To-TGSI Is Merged To Master   Mesa   2011-08-05
The DRM Pull For The Linux 3.1 Kernel   Linux Kernel   2011-07-26
Mesa 7.11 Release Candidate 2 Is Here   Mesa   2011-07-20
Mesa Gallium3D Pipe-Video Has Landed   Mesa   2011-07-13
GLSL-To-TGSI For Mesa Is Still Not Merged   Mesa   2011-07-12
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
Mesa 7.11 Release Candidate 1 Arrives   Mesa   2011-07-09
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
Other Features Coming Up For Fedora 16   Fedora   2011-06-10
Mesa 7.11 Is Set To Hit In July With Many Goodies   Mesa   2011-06-08
AMD Releases Radeon HD 6000 Series Open-Source Support   Radeon   2011-01-06