Mesa News Archives
Features To Find With Mesa 11.1

Mesa 11.1 is set to be released next month and while it won't advance the OpenGL 4 state for the Intel/Radeon/Nouveau drivers, there is a lot of other changes that have built up over the past quarter to get excited about for users of this open-source Linux graphics driver stack.

27 November 2015 - Mesa 11.1 Features - 7 Comments
Mesa 11.0 vs. 11.2-devel Tests For Intel Skylake

Given the fairly slow news day due to the holidays this week in the United States, here are some extra benchmarks to share this evening: some Mesa 11.0.2 vs. 11.2-devel Git benchmarks with an Intel Skylake system,

25 November 2015 - Mesa 11.2-devel Git Benchmarks - 8 Comments
Mesa 11.1-RC1 Released

As a follow up to this morning's article about The Next Mesa Release Doesn't Have Any Major OpenGL Breakthrough, Mesa 11.1 has now been branched and the first release candidate has been sent off.

21 November 2015 - Mesa 11.1 - Add A Comment
EXT_shader_samples_identical Lands In Mesa

Ian Romanick has landed support for the GL_EXT_shader_samples_identical extension within Mesa. This is a new OpenGL extension worked on by this member of Intel's Open-Source Technology Center team.

20 November 2015 - GL_EXT_shader_samples_identical - 9 Comments
Freedreno Gallium3D Now Supports OpenGL 3.1

The Freedreno Gallium3D driver as the community-based, open-source 3D driver for Qualcomm Adreno graphics hardware will have OpenGL 3.1 support with the upcoming Mesa 11.1 release.

19 November 2015 - Freedreno OpenGL 3.1 - 9 Comments
Is Upgrading To Mesa 11.1-devel Worthwhile For Radeon R600g Users?

With last week's release of Ubuntu 15.10, Mesa 11.0 is part of the open-source graphics stack. Unfortunate for those with an AMD GCN GPU that uses the RadeonSI Gallium3D driver, Mesa 11.0 on Ubuntu 15.10 is built against an older version of LLVM that doesn't allow the OpenGL 4.1 support to be exposed. For RadeonSI users, I'd say switching to Mesa 11.1-devel + LLVM 3.8 SVN is almost a must once installing Ubuntu 15.10, but is it worthwhile for R600g users?

26 October 2015 - Mesa 11.1-devel + Linux 4.3 - 6 Comments
The Latest Fun In Mesa 3D This Weekend

A number of prominent changes have landed within Mesa in the past few days. If you haven't updated to the latest Git lately, here's some of what you're missing out on.

25 October 2015 - Mesa 3D Changes - 6 Comments
VirGL VirtIO 3D GPU Driver Added To Gallium3D

The open-souce QEMU/KVM stack with VirtIO will finally be able to have guest 3D/OpenGL acceleration that's backed by the GPU/driver of the host system! While VMware and VirtualBox have long had guest 3D support backed by the host's hardware, it's taken a while for the open-source Linux virtualization stack to gain this functionality.

23 October 2015 - Virtual 3D For Guest VMs - 17 Comments
Intel Is Making A High-Performance Software Rasterizer For Mesa

While Mesa currently has the swrast, LLVMpipe, and Softpipe drivers as software rasterizers that run OpenGL on the CPU rather than any dedicated GPU, a team at Intel has been developing a new, high-performance software rasterizer. This Intel team hopes to upstream their new "OpenSWR" project into Mesa as offering fast, CPU-rendered graphics.

20 October 2015 - OpenSWR - 36 Comments
New SVGA Gallium3D HUD Options Added For VMWare Users

For those that don't know or may have forgot, Gallium3D has a Heads-Up Display (HUD) for showing various driver metrics while running OpenGL games/applications. If you're an SVGA VMware user, there's some new HUD queries available.

17 October 2015 - Gallium3D Heads-Up Display - Add A Comment
Writing Good Bug Reports For Open-Source GPU Drivers

While most Phoronix readers should be well aware of the bug reporting procedures for Mesa drivers, Ian Romanick of Intel has written a lengthy blog post about the process of writing a "good" bug report for the open-source graphics drivers.

15 October 2015 - Bug Reports - 9 Comments

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