Mesa News Archives
Intel Lands Compute Shader Support In Mesa!

Intel's Jorden Justen has landed the long in-progress ARB_compute_shader support inside Mesa. This compute shader support is available for Ivy Bridge "Gen 7" graphics and newer.

10 December 2015 - ARB_compute_shader i965 - 14 Comments
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

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