Mesa News Archives
The OpenGL Support State For Mesa 8.1

Mesa 8.1 is set to be released in August as a major six-month update to this important open-source user-space graphics driver stack. Here's a look at the OpenGL support level.

12 July 2012 - Mesa 8.1 - 26 Comments
Marek Files 22 Gallium3D / R600g Improvements

Just days after making a number of improvements to Mesa/Gallium3D, Marek is back this week so far with 22 patches to improve Gallium3D and specifically to benefit the AMD Radeon "R600g" graphics driver.

10 July 2012 - Commits - 10 Comments
Marek Works On OpenGL 4.0 Transform Feedback

Marek Olšák, the prolific independent contributor to Mesa/Gallium3D with a special interest in Radeon Gallium3D, has just published his latest patch work. This time around he's been working on the remaining transform feedback extensions from OpenGL 4.0.

5 July 2012 - New Features - 6 Comments
Mesa Does A Bit More Of OpenGL 4

Patches emerged last week for supporting the GL_ARB_base_instance OpenGL extension within Mesa and Gallium3D's Mesa state tracker. This OpenGL extension was only conceived last year and became part of the specification with OpenGL 4.2.

18 June 2012 - GL_ARB_base_instance - 7 Comments
OpenCL Gallium3D State Tracker Merged Into Mesa

While the OpenCL enablement process for the open-source GPU drivers isn't over yet, there's a big accomplishment today: the "Clover" OpenCL state tracker for Gallium3D has finally been merged to Mesa Git master.

11 May 2012 - FINALLY - 15 Comments
Intel Ivy Bridge - Linux: GL 3.0, Windows: GL 4.0

While the Intel Linux graphics developers have postponed the OpenGL 3.1 support until probably next year, the Intel Windows driver developers have now managed OpenGL 4.0 support, which compliments the OpenCL 1.1 support on Ivy Bridge -- another feature not found at this point in the Intel Linux GPU driver.

6 May 2012 - Failure - 14 Comments
OpenGL 3.1 Not Likely In Mesa Until 2013

The release plans for Mesa 8.1 and Mesa 8.2 have been proposed. Unfortunately if you were hoping to see OpenGL 3.1 compliance in this open-source graphics driver library this summer, it looks like that won't come until 2013 and support for newer OpenGL specifications are even further out.

4 May 2012 - Sad Schedule - 39 Comments
Gallium3D LLVMpipe Driver On LLVM 3.1

LLVM 3.1 is set to be released next month but will it offer up any performance improvements when paired with the open-source Mesa Gallium3D LLVMpipe driver for CPU-based OpenGL support? Here's some new benchmarks that were conducted over the weekend.

9 April 2012 - LLVM 3.1 Testing - Add A Comment
OpenCL/Clover Is Closer To Mesa Merging

The OpenCL support work for the open-source Linux graphics drivers with the Clover state tracker and other compute infrastructure prerequisites have moved a step closer to being merged into the mainline Mesa repository.

2 April 2012 - Woohoo - 2 Comments
Gallium3D Compute Infrastructure Is On Approach

The Gallium3D compute infrastructure, which is the underlying work for supporting OpenCL over this open-source graphics driver architecture, is on approach for landing in the very near future. This has been one damn good day for open-source Linux graphics drivers following the earlier Nouveau surprise announcements.

22 March 2012 - OpenCL - 10 Comments
What's Left For LLVMpipe Before OpenGL 3.0

One of the Gallium3D drivers yet not fully supporting the OpenGL 3.0 specification is the LLVMpipe software rasterizer. However, if you're curious of what's left before this CPU-based graphics driver can handle GL3, here's a list.

11 March 2012 - LLVMpipe GL3 - 2 Comments
Turning Mesa Into JavaScript For The Web?

Besides the recent talk about using Gallium3D's LLVMpipe for Mozilla Firefox, there's another interesting technical discussion happening now about using Mesa on the web to emulate the full OpenGL API using the WebGL API.

6 March 2012 - C To JavaScript - 13 Comments
What Would You Like To See Out Of Mesa 8.1?

With nearly one month having passed since the release of the highly-anticipated Mesa 8.0, where have you come to realize not full satisfaction with this open-source graphics driver library? What would you like to see improved with the next release, Mesa 8.1?

27 February 2012 - Mesa 8.1 - 25 Comments
Changes To Merging Feature Work In Mesa

After looking at the merges that went into the major Mesa 8.0 release, Ian Romanick has called for some changes in handling the merging of feature work for future versions of Mesa.

16 February 2012 - Mesa RFC - 5 Comments
Mesa 8.0 Advances Open-Source Linux Graphics Drivers

Here's another reason to celebrate today besides the release of Wayland 0.85: Mesa 8.0 has been officially released! Mesa 8.0 is what brings OpenGL 3.0 compliance to several open-source graphics drivers, advances the Gallium3D architecture, brings many new features, and a heck of a lot of other changes that materialized over the past six months.

9 February 2012 - Mesa 8.0 - 15 Comments
Cleaning Up The R600 Gallium3D Driver

Marek Olšák, the well-known independent contributor to Mesa that's made a great deal of enhancements to the Radeon driver stack over the past few years, has a new patch-set. The latest patch-set he published last night cleans up the R600g driver and reworks its cache flushing code. This patch-set affects more than 2,000 lines of code, which is significant for this open-source Gallium3D driver.

31 January 2012 - R600g - 15 Comments

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