Just a bit more than two months have passed since Mesa 7.3 was released (and about one week since the first 7.4 release candidate), but this evening Brian Paul announced the final release of Mesa 7.4. This new Mesa release incorporates bug-fixes since the 7.3 release...
It gives me a 40% faster glxgears on my r3xx radeon !
At the same time, full-HD videos are still not supported while flash fullscreen ones are becoming watchable without a lot of tearing and a really low framerate.
Waiting for Mesa 7.5 and the DRI2 radeon driver now !
By the way, I have a strange (but really good) behavior. According to my Xorg logs, I haven't any DRI2 capabilities. But, my videos and glxgears are looking great on the cube (they are at the right place, not painted on the front buffer anymore).
How is it possible ?? Wasn't it supposed to be DRI2's work ?
Everyone agrees it is strange so. I can do a screencast if you want. But I can assure you, this is REALLY great !! Every single animation is so smoooooooooth ! And the CPU load while playing with compiz approaches 0 !