Mesa News Archives
For the past two years there has been an optional Gallium3D HUD to display various performance-related metrics as an overlay while running OpenGL applications with the Gallium3D drivers. With the latest Mesa Git code, the heads-up display can be a bit more customized.
26 April 2015 - Gallium3D HUD - 1 Comment
One of the biggest additions to Mesa so far this year has been the introduction of NIR, the new intermediate representation designed to replace GLSL IR and designed by a bright student fresh out of high school.
24 April 2015 - NIR vs. GLSL - 28 Comments
Those paying attention to the mailing list may have seen the patches yesterday that surfaced from an independent developer for implementing ARB_gpu_shader_fp64 with Intel's graphics driver for Gen 7+ hardware. Unfortunately, it was too good to be true.
12 April 2015 - ARB_gpu_shader_fp64 - 4 Comments
Intel's i965 Mesa driver has begun using the NIR intermediate representation by default when dealing with fragment shaders.
11 April 2015 - NIR FS
Following Intel's development of NIR as the new intermediate representation for Mesa and the Raspberry Pi graphics driver switching to NIR, the Freedreno Gallum3D driver as the open-source user-space GPU driver for Qualcomm Adreno now has NIR support too.
5 April 2015 - Freedreno NIR - 11 Comments
While the Radeon, Nouveau, and LLVMpipe/Softpipe drivers have already supported the OpenGL ARB_clip_control extension, the Intel (i965) driver now finally supports this OpenGL 4.5 extension too.
5 April 2015 - GL_ARB_clip_control - 8 Comments
With the latest Git code for Mesa 10.6 development, the Raspberry Pi VC4 Gallium3D driver has switched to using the NIR intermediate representation.
2 April 2015 - NIR Consumer - 7 Comments
While Mesa is talked about as being able to be built for Google's Android operating system to run these open-source graphics drivers on Android devices with OpenGL ES support, in reality there's a lot left to be desired.
29 March 2015 - Android Mesa - 20 Comments
Emil Velikov has pushed out a weekend update for stable Mesa users.
28 March 2015 - Mesa 10.5.2 - 9 Comments
Earlier this week I shared some new OS X 10.10 vs. Fedora 21 vs. Ubuntu 15.04 benchmarks, which were quite interesting and Linux ended up having the upper-hand on this new Mac Mini with an Intel "Haswell" CPU sporting Iris Graphics. For those interested in more cross-OS benchmarks with Intel Iris Graphics, here's some additional results.
28 March 2015 - Xonotic
The NIR intermediate representation for Mesa continues taking flight and driven by Intel's open-source developers.
28 March 2015 - Mesa NIR - 8 Comments
With Q1'2015 quickly coming to an end, here's a look at the Mesa Git activity for the past few months.
26 March 2015 - Mesa Activity - 10 Comments
More of Direct State Access from OpenGL 4.5 is now working within mainline Mesa!
25 March 2015 - Direct State Access - 15 Comments
Timothy Arceri has moved on to working towards finishing up work on the ARB_arrays_of_arrays extension as needed by OpenGL 4.3.
21 March 2015 - ARB_arrays_of_arrays - 17 Comments
While Mesa still doesn't officially support the OpenGL 4.0 specification, the Direct State Access (DSA) extension of OpenGL 4.5 has been worked on quite a bit so far and the Mesa implementation is nearly done.
20 March 2015 - Mesa DSA - 18 Comments
A patch series published earlier this month enables the GL_AMD_performance_monitor OpenGL performance profiling extension for the major Gallium3D drivers.
19 March 2015 - GL_AMD_performance_monitor
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
Rob Clark has managed to rid the Freedreno Gallium3D graphics driver of its old shader compiler back-end.
16 March 2015 - Freedreno Old Compiler
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
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
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