Mesa News Archives
Mesa 10.2 Has Been Pushed Back To Next Week

Last week when Mesa 10.2 RC4 was released it was expected to be the final development version and to ship the official release of Mesa 10.2 on Friday, 30 May. The official release didn't happen but Mesa 10.2 RC5 is out there now with the hopes of shipping the final release next week.

31 May 2014 - Mesa 10.2 - Add A Comment
Mesa's IR Might Get Changed Around Amid Discussions

In a new mailing list thread, Eric Anholt expresses regrets a few years ago when they began sending GLSL IR into their driver rather than using Mesa IR and improving that intermediate representation. Eric is now trying to get the Mesa IR support up to scratch so that it can be sent directly to classic Mesa drivers.

29 May 2014 - Mesa IR - 5 Comments
Features You Will Not Find In Mesa 10.2

Mesa 10.2 will be released very soon and while it does offer a lot of new features within its 1.4 million line code-base, it isn't perfect and lacks some features still being sought after by open-source Linux fans.

27 May 2014 - Mesa 10.2 - 8 Comments
Mesa 10.2 Features Are Quite Exciting

Mesa 10.2 is expected to be released in the next few days and with this three-month update will come many improvements to the Intel, Radeon, and Nouveau graphics drivers plus other improvements to core Mesa/Gallium3D, the advancement of the Freedreno Gallium3D driver, and much more.

26 May 2014 - Mesa 10.2 - 30 Comments
Direct3D 9 State Tracker Work Leads To Nouveau Improvements

Last year experimental Direct3D 9 support came to Linux via a third-party Mesa tree that introduced a new Gallium3D state tracker and modifications to get this D3D9 support working with the open-source NVIDIA (Nouveau) driver. The Direct3D 9 support was never merged into mainline Mesa/Gallium3D, but some fixes as a result of that work is now queued up for likely landing.

21 May 2014 - Gallium3D - 16 Comments
Mesa 10.1.4 Has A Handful Of Fixes

While Mesa 10.2 will be released in the days ahead and has plenty of new features, for those sticking to stable Mesa releases the 10.1.4 point release is now available.

20 May 2014 - Mesa 10.1 - 8 Comments
Freedreno Gallium3D Now Supports OpenGL 2.0

The Freedreno Gallium3D driver now is able to officially advertise OpenGL 2.0 support after the latest work on this open-source, reverse-engineered driver for Qualcomm Adreno graphics processors.

14 May 2014 - Freedreno - 9 Comments
Mesa 10.1.2 Released

For those living on the Mesa 10.1 stable release train rather than Mesa 10.2 that is already in pretty great shape and will be released as stable in the coming weeks, the 10.1.2 stop has arrived.

5 May 2014 - Mesa 10.1 - 3 Comments
Valve-Sponsored Mesa Work Makes Games Load A Lot Faster

Improvements to Mesa done by LunarG and sponsored by Valve in a new open-source patch-set means that popular Linux games should take significantly less time to load -- including titles like Dota 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive -- by speeding up the shader compilation process.

4 May 2014 - Mesa Driver - 58 Comments
Nouveau & Radeon Pick-Up Stencil Texturing Support

The latest great work done by independent Nouveau contributor Ilia Mirkin is implementing support for OpenGL 4.3's ARB_stencil_texturing in not only the open-source NVIDIA Linux driver but the code also allows this GL extension to be supported by the Radeon R600 and RadeonSI drivers too.

4 May 2014 - ARB_stencil_texturing - Add A Comment
LLVMpipe Gallium3D Now Exposes GLSL 3.30

The LLVMpipe driver that provides software-accelerated OpenGL support over Gallium3D now has GLSL 3.30 support where previously only version 1.40 of the GL Shading Language was exposed.

24 April 2014 - LLVMpipe - 18 Comments
Fake MSAA Support Added To LLVMpipe, Yields OpenGL 3.0/3.2

Months ago there was work on advancing Gallium3D's LLVMpipe software-based driver with its OpenGL 3.x support, including work-in-progress patches, but nothing was merged at the time. With that said, it was a surprise to see fake MSAA support added tonight for Gallium3D and used by the LLVMpipe driver so it fakes OpenGL 3.0 compliance and forces the necessary extensions for handling OpenGL 3.2.

2 April 2014 - LLVMpipe - 11 Comments
XA Gallium3D Performance Improvements Published

While most of the open-source driver efforts around accelerating 2D with OpenGL are centered on GLAMOR, a set of patches were published today that provide performance improvements to the XA Gallium3D state tracker that also accelerate 2D using 3D driver code.

1 April 2014 - 2D Acceleration - 3 Comments

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