It's expected that this will be the final release candidate before officially announcing Mesa 7.3. This release to the de facto standard open-source OpenGL stack introduces DRI2, improved GLSL 1.20 support, and other features. The latest development release of Mesa can be downloaded here or obtained via Git.
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