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A Load Of RadeonSI Commits To Kick Off Monday Morning

Marek Olšák of AMD has landed a number of improvements into mainline Mesa for the RadeonSI Gallium3D open-source graphics driver for benefiting Radeon HD 7000 series graphics processors and newer.
16 March 2015 - RadeonSI Improvements - 3 Comments

Freedreno Driver Drops Its Old Shader Compiler

Rob Clark has managed to rid the Freedreno Gallium3D graphics driver of its old shader compiler back-end.
16 March 2015 - Freedreno Old Compiler

Mesa 10.5 Release Brings Skylake Support, NIR IR

Emil Velikov announced the much anticipated release of Mesa 10.5 this evening, which is the quarterly update to this open-source (primarily Linux) user-space graphics stack.
6 March 2015 - Mesa 10.5 - 16 Comments

LunarGLASS Adds Experimental SPIR-V Front-End

LunarG, the consulting company around open-source Linux graphics drivers, is one of the organizations involved heavily with the new Vulkan graphics API and SPIR-V intermediate representation. Thanks to their involvement, they already have out an initial SPIR-V front-end to their open-source LunarGLASS Mesa project.
5 March 2015 - GlassyMesa SPIR-V - 1 Comment

OpenVG Support Stripped From Gallium3D

The "VEGA" state tracker to provide OpenVG API support to Gallium3D graphics drivers inside Mesa has been removed.
4 March 2015 - VEGA No More - 11 Comments

Mesa 10.5-RC3 Now Available To Test Improved GPU Drivers

Just a few days after Mesa 10.5 RC2 was released, the third release candidate to Mesa 10.5 is now available for testing.
27 February 2015 - Mesa 10.5

Mesa 10.5 Is In Ubuntu 15.04 For The Latest Open-Source GPU Drivers

For Ubuntu Linux users who haven't tried the Vivid Verbet Beta 1 release yet, you'll be pleased to know that Ubuntu 15.04 is riding off Mesa 10.5 for having the latest open-source graphics drivers.
27 February 2015 - Mesa 10.5-rc1 - 7 Comments

Freedreno Is Providing Good Adreno A4xx Graphics Acceleration

Rob Clark continues making great progress on his Freedreno Gallium3D graphics driver for providing open-source support for Qualcomm's Adreno graphics hardware.
22 February 2015 - Freedreno A4xx - 22 Comments

ETC2 Decoding Support In Mesa's Gallium3D For Freedreno

While Intel's implemented ETC2 support in their driver and is supported by their latest hardware, Gallium3D is finally getting some ETC2 support.
19 February 2015 - ETC2 Texture Compression - 1 Comment

Open-Source ARM Mali T-Series Graphics Move Along

A few weeks back at FOSDEM was a presentation by Luc Verhaegen on the Tamil Driver, which is focused on bringing open-source graphics driver support to ARM's Mali T-Series and is the successor to his former Lima driver for older Mali graphics hardware.
18 February 2015 - Tamil Driver - 10 Comments

ARB_pipeline_statistics_query Now Implemented In Mesa

The latest OpenGL extension being implemented within Mesa Git for Mesa 10.6 is the ARB_pipeline_statistics_query extension.
18 February 2015 - Mesa 10.6

Mesa 10.4 vs. 10.6-dev With An Intel Core i3 Broadwell NUC

With Mesa 10.5 recently having been branched and Mesa 10.6 now officially under development, I ran some quick comparison benchmarks today to see how the latest Mesa 10.4 stable series is comparing to Mesa 10.6-devel Git for an Intel Core i3 "Broadwell" NUC with HD Graphics 5500.
14 February 2015 - Broadwell NUC OpenGL

VDPAU Support Fixed Up In Latest Mesa Git

For those that have been having problems using Gallium3D VDPAU recently, this video decoding should be fixed up in the latest Mesa 10.6-devel Git code and it will also be back-ported for Mesa 10.5.
12 February 2015 - Gallium3D VDPAU - 9 Comments

Mesa 10.5 Release Candidate 1 Arrives

Days after branching Mesa 10.5, Emil Velikov went ahead today and put out the first release candidate for the upcoming Mesa 10.5.
12 February 2015 - Mesa 10.5 RC1 - 1 Comment

Mesa 10.5 Is Branched, Still Lacks OpenGL 4.0+ Support

Mesa Git master was branched into Mesa 10.5 this weekend and the latest Git code then bumped to Mesa 10.6-devel. While Mesa 10.5 is a step closer to being released, officially it still only supports OpenGL 3.3.
9 February 2015 - Mesa 10.5 - 34 Comments

Mesa 10.4.4 Released

Another point release to Mesa 10.4 is now available.
6 February 2015 - Mesa 10.4.4 - 3 Comments

Gallium3D's Direct3D 9 Support Is Coming Along Well

Last weekend at FOSDEM 2015 there was a status update concerning Gallium3D Nine, the Direct3D 9 state tracker that runs Windows games in conjunction with Wine.
3 February 2015 - Gallium3D Nine - 41 Comments

Virtual GEM To Increase Mesa's Software Rasterizer Performance

A Google engineer is still working on his virtual GEM driver that will benefit the performance of Mesa's software rasterizer for increasing the performance when not running on real graphics hardware.
31 January 2015 - vGEM - 1 Comment

New Mesa Patch To Improve CPU-Bound Applications

For those wondering what else Kristian Høgsberg is working on in his post-Wayland days, after tackling initial Skylake enablement in Mesa his latest achievement is a new Mesa performance patch.
29 January 2015 - mtx_t mutex - 36 Comments

Mesa 10.4.3 Brings A Bunch Of Fixes For The Direct3D "Nine" Support

Emil Velikov announced the Mesa 10.4.3 point release during the early hours of today. While most Mesa stable updates aren't too exciting, this one is certainly noteworthy if you're a user of the Gallium3D "Nine" state tracker for providing Direct3D 9 support on Linux.
24 January 2015 - D3D9 - 2 Comments

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