Mesa developer Jason Ekstrand has published a patch set today for providing real function support inside NIR, the new Mesa intermediate representation.
As an exciting early Christmas present for Intel Linux users, ARB_tessellation_shader support has landed in Mesa Git as needed by OpenGL 4!
For those that haven't moved onto the Mesa 11.1 series yet, Emil Velikov has announced the release of Mesa 11.0.8 that backports many fixes to this previous stable series.
Long-time open-source graphics driver contributor and one of the newer members of AMD's open-source driver team, Nicolai Hähnle, has written an insightful article about debugging GPU VM faults.
Emil Velikov has just released Mesa 11.1!
With the upcoming Linux 4.5 kernel cycle there's going to be open-source 3D acceleration for the Raspberry Pi via the VC4 DRM driver that was originally added for Linux 4.4
Open-source AMD Linux users who are habitual Mesa Git users will want to pull down the latest code.
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.
While Mesa 11.1 is right around the corner, Emil Velikov today announced the release of Mesa 11.0.7 as the latest collection of stable fixes.
Beyond all the recent kernel work with landing the initial Raspberry Pi KMS driver for the Linux 4.4 kernel, Eric Anholt at Broadcom has remained busy in user-space too with more improvements to the VC4 Gallium3D driver.
The third release candidate to Mesa 11.1 is now available for testing.
It's coming a few days late, but Mesa 11.1 Release Candidate 2 was officially released today.
Thanks to work by Red Hat's David Airlie, the R600 Gallium3D driver is very close to having OpenGL tessellation support, which will then allow this pre-GCN AMD open-source driver to expose OpenGL 4.1 compliance.
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.
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,
Our poll on Twitter this weekend was: Do you think Mesa will catch up to supporting the latest Khronos OpenGL specification (OpenGL 4.5+) next year?
A few months back Intel enabled ASTC texture compression support in their open-source drivers while Mesa's Gallium3D drivers have yet to see such treatment.
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.
Mesa won't end out 2015 with reaching any new OpenGL support level, at least as far as Mesa in released form is concerned.
Mesa 11.0.6 was released this morning as the latest stable, bug-fix release for this important open-source 3D driver component to the Linux desktop.
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.
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.
A few improvements for handling Direct Rendering Infrastructure 3 (DRI3) have landed in Mesa's Git code-base.
Mesa 11.0.5 was released this morning as the newest stable version of this critical open-source user-space 3D graphics library.
Thanks to work done by AMD, the Gallium3D "OMX" OpenMAX state tracker will now support headless operation for video decoding/encoding/transcoding.
The latest Nouveau Gallium3D driver work enables compute support for GeForce GTX 400/500 "Fermi" graphics cards.
Prolific Mesa contributor Ilia Mirkin has taken initial steps towards working on parallel shader compiles in Mesa.
As there's been some discussion lately about the "size" of the different open-source Linux graphics drivers, here are some fresh looks at the rough code size of each of the main DRM/KMS kernel drivers as well as the Mesa/Gallium3D user-space drivers.
Over a few commits yesterday, the Intel Mesa driver now exposes ARB_shader_clock support.
Martin Peres at Intel has sent out the latest revised patches for supporting Direct Rendering Infrastructure 3 (DRI3) with EGL.
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