Mesa News Archives
Mesa Gets Two New OpenGL 4.x Support Patch Series

With Mesa 10.0 that will be released in a few weeks time there is finally OpenGL 3.2 and 3.3 support. But with Mesa still being several years and revisions behind the latest Khronos Group specification, it's still a matter of implementing a lot of new GL4 functionality. Fortunately, there's many developers devoted to this task and on Tuesday there were patches for two new GL extensions.

6 November 2013 - Mesa GL4 - 19 Comments
RadeonSI Gallium3D Gets UBO/TBO Support, OpenGL 3.3

Just ahead of the code branching of the Mesa 10.0 release this week, Marek Olšák has committed a number of improvements to the open-source RadeonSI Gallium3D graphics driver for providing open-source to the Radeon HD 7000 series GPUs and newer on Linux.

4 November 2013 - RadeonSI Gallium3D - 57 Comments
DRI3 Support Proposed For Mesa 10.0

Following the X.Org Server 1.15 Release Candidate that introduces Direct Rendering Infrastructure 3 (DRI3 a.k.a. DRI3000), Keith Packard has proposed a set of patches that provide DRI3 support for Mesa drivers. The only patched hardware driver though for DRI3 is currently the Intel i965 DRI driver.

4 November 2013 - DRI3 Support - 14 Comments
Freedreno Gallium3D Sees New Activity

In addition to new improvements to Intel's Mesa driver, the Freedreno Gallium3D driver for Qualcomm Adreno/Snapdragon ARM graphics support has seen improvements too ahead of the Mesa 10.0 branching.

2 November 2013 - Freedreno G3D - 1 Comment
Oibaf's Mesa 10.0 Comes To Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy

For those not comfortable in building Mesa and other open-source Linux graphics driver packages from source, the popular "Oibaf PPA" was updated this morning and it brings Mesa 10.0 Git to Ubuntu 13.10, 13.04, 12.10, and 12.04 LTS distributions. There's also other newer graphics packages there too.

31 October 2013 - Oibaf PPA - 27 Comments
Mesa 10.0 Gets A Release Date, Branching Plan

Mesa 10.0 has many new 3D graphics features and we've known for a while the plan was to put out this next Mesa release in November. Now we have a better idea for when the Mesa 10.0 branching will happen and official release happen.

29 October 2013 - Mesa 10.0 - 13 Comments
What Do You Wish Was In Mesa 10.0?

While there's many new features for Mesa 10.0, it's far from being feature complete and there's still many features that Linux desktop users would love to see added.

27 October 2013 - Mesa 10 - 31 Comments
Intel Still Working On GPU Mesa Hanging Issues

While Intel's Sandy Bridge hardware is now two years old and has been succeeded by Ivy Bridge and Haswell, the open-source developers working on Mesa are still struggling to address some GPU hang issues with the latest open-source Linux graphics driver for Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge.

27 October 2013 - Sandy / Ivy Bridge - 7 Comments
Hi10P Support Proposed For VDPAU

Open-source developers are hoping to be able to introduce Hi10P support to NVIDIA's Video Decode and Presentation API for Unix (VDPAU) library.

26 October 2013 - Hi10P - 44 Comments
Features To Be Found In Mesa 10.0

Mesa 10.0 will hopefully be released by the end of November and with it will come plenty of new features and improvements to the open-source Linux graphics drivers.

26 October 2013 - Mesa 10.0 - 7 Comments
VDPAU+GL Interoperability Still Forthcoming

While there's plenty of features coming to Mesa 10.0, one of the features not yet merged is support for an OpenGL extension to allow for better interoperability between VDPAU and OpenGL.

25 October 2013 - NVIDIA Extension - 1 Comment
Gallium3D Gets An OpenMAX Video State Tracker

Mesa's Gallium3D can now handle OpenMAX! OpenMAX, short for Open Media Acceleration, is the Khronos standard for a C-language interface for abstraction of routines for audio, video, and image processing. With this initial implementation by AMD, the OpenMAX Gallium3D support allows hardware acceleration of MPEG-2 and H.264.

24 October 2013 - Gallium3D OpenMAX - 29 Comments
Mesa Clover Gallium3D Now Supports OpenCL ICD

Last week OpenGL 3.3 support landed in Mesa and now to kick off the new week there's another important milestone for the open-source graphics project. The major milestone that just happened is the "Clover" Gallium3D state tracker for OpenCL/GPGPU support now can provide OpenCL ICD support.

21 October 2013 - OpenCL - 2 Comments
Latest Haswell Performance Changes In Mesa 10.0

Having delivered some new Ivy Bridge benchmarks of Mesa 10.0 Git this weekend, here's some complementary numbers looking at the Mesa 10.0-devel Git performance for a Haswell-based Iris Pro graphics core compared to the stable Mesa 9.2.2 release.

21 October 2013 - Mesa 10.0 Benchmarks - 2 Comments
Mesa 9.2.2 Is Now Available

While it's just been two weeks since the Mesa 9.2.1 release, the second point release to Mesa 9.2 is now available with further bug-fixing.

19 October 2013 - Mesa 9.2.2 - 2 Comments
OpenGL 3.3 Support Lands In Mesa! Possible Mesa 11.0

It was just one week ago OpenGL 3.2 support was added to Mesa causing a major version bump so the next release will be known as Mesa 10.0. Last night, OpenGL 3.3 support with GLSL 3.30 was patched and now causing a possible version bump to mesa 11.0.

18 October 2013 - OpenGL 3.3 - 24 Comments
LunarG Pushes Forward To Advance Open-Source Graphics

LunarG is a company focused upon 3D driver innovations that was also involved in the original Tungsten Graphics days, stewarding Mesa until its developers were acquired by VMware. For an update where LunarG is at today, its co-founder and executive director, Jens Owens, has provided an update for Phoronix readers.

18 October 2013 - LunarG - 6 Comments
APITrace Continues Bettering OpenGL Debugging

APITrace has been around for a few years and has evolved into the best open-source application for OpenGL debugging and tracing/replaying of OpenGL events. APITrace also supports OpenGL ES and Direct3D/DirectDraw while new features continue to be added.

12 October 2013 - APITrace - Add A Comment
Mesa 10.0 Is Declared: OpenGL 3.2 Comes For Intel Linux

The core Mesa library and Intel's open-source DRI Mesa driver is now in full compliance with the OpenGL 3.2 specification with GLSL 1.50. As a result, the Mesa version for the next release is being bumped from Mesa 9.3 to Mesa 10.0, as has been expected to be the case for some weeks now. Ahead of the Mesa 10.0 release planned for November, the Intel driver might also reach compliance with OpenGL 3.3 too.

11 October 2013 - Mesa 10.0 - 56 Comments
An OpenGL Optimization Extension Merged Into Mesa

Yesterday Mesa received support for a new OpenGL extension and after that another useful OpenGL 4.2 extension was added to Mesa and implemented within the Intel OpenGL Linux driver. This latest extension can be used for a driver performance optimization.

6 October 2013 - OpenGL Optimization - 18 Comments
Mesa Lands Support For ARB_texture_query_levels

The necessary plumbing has happened inside Mesa for handling the OpenGL ARB_texture_query_levels extension and it's now implemented for the open-source Intel Linux graphics driver on Sandy Bridge hardware and newer.

5 October 2013 - ARB_texture_query_levels - 3 Comments
Mesa Lands Support Improvements For Haiku

For users of Haiku, the open-source BeOS-inspired platform, there's now better mainline support for the operating system with the open-source Mesa graphics drivers.

5 October 2013 - Haiku Mesa Support - 5 Comments
The New Linux OpenGL ABI Is Nearing Reality

One year ago a new Linux OpenGL ABI was proposed to make dealing with Linux OpenGL libraries easier and cleaner, among other benefits. The Linux OpenGL changes that will ultimately affect all Linux graphics drivers is nearing fruition.

28 September 2013 - OpenGL ABI - 15 Comments

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