Mesa 7.4 Released, Fixes The 7.3 Bugs
Written by Michael Larabel in Mesa on 27 March 2009 at 09:35 PM EDT. 30 Comments
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. Mesa 7.3 introduced the 3D component for providing DRI2 support, the Graphics Execution Manager for memory management with supported hardware drivers, and improved support for the GL Shading Language.

Looking forward, the next major milestone will be Mesa 7.5 and among other features will be support for the much anticipated Gallium3D architecture. As we are not there yet, the Mesa 7.4 release announcement with source download links can be found at SourceForge.

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