Changes To Merging Feature Work In Mesa
Phoronix: Changes To Merging Feature Work In Mesa
After looking at the merges that went into the major Mesa 8.0 release, Ian Romanick has called for some changes in handling the merging of feature work for future versions of Mesa...
I think there have been some clarifications that lessen the downside of these changes
1st - it just has to be working in 1 driver, so there is no argument that it must be working across gallium, or specifically in the Intel or other classic drivers. The idea is that if it's implemented for any 1 driver, there may still be changes necessary later on but it's good enough to test that the feature is largely working and porting to other drivers should be relatively simple.
2nd - it seems like they are more concerned about this with large new features - UBOs, geometry shaders, etc. It sounds like anything smaller will probably not see much of a change. A lot of the larger features are already in now as part of GL3, so this may not be as big a change as it first seems.