Mesa News Archives
Mesa 19.0-RC3 Released But It's A Dud

The latest weekly release candidate of Mesa 19.0 is now available for testing, but it's a very petite release due to failing to include all of the latest back-ported patches intended for this release.

12 February 2019 - Mesa 19.0 - Add A Comment
Zink Is Moving Ahead In 2019 As Mesa-Based OpenGL-Over-Vulkan

Remember Zink, that project started a few months back for implementing OpenGL over Vulkan using Mesa/Gallium3D? While there may have not been too much to report on it recently, that side project by Collabora developer Erik Faye-Lund does continue to progress and currently allows for OpenGL 3.0 to be implemented and run over the Intel and Radeon Vulkan drivers.

6 February 2019 - Zink GL over VLK - 15 Comments
Gallium3D's Mesa State Tracker Sees Shaders Ported From TGSI To NIR For Capable Drivers

Kenneth Graunke of Intel's Open-Source Technology Center team is the developer who has been leading the charge for the past year on developing the Intel "Iris" Gallium3D driver that eventually should succeed their "i965" classic Mesa driver for Broadwell hardware and newer. Today he issued a pull request for some improvements to Gallium3D's Mesa state tracker itself.

1 February 2019 - Mesa ST + NIR Shaders - 10 Comments
Panfrost Mali Driver In Primitive Form Under Review For Mesa

The open-source, reverse-engineered Panfrost Gallium3D driver is now under review in an early form for potentially merging into mainline Mesa in the near future. Panfrost is the current open-source driver community effort around Arm's Midgard and Bifrost graphics units.

30 January 2019 - Panfrost Gallium3D - 9 Comments
EGL_MESA_query_driver Merged Into Mesa 19.0, ADriConf Looking For Improvement Ideas

As a follow-up to the story earlier this week about a Mesa EGL extension needed for a universal driver configuration GUI, that extension (MESA_query_driver) was re-merged into Mesa 19.0 now that the build issue was addressed. The developer behind ADriConf is also looking for ideas on further improving this open-source 3D driver configuration utility.

26 January 2019 - EGL_MESA_query_driver - 8 Comments
Freedreno Lands An A2xx NIR Backend, Other Improvements For Mesa 19.0

While we are most often focused on the Radeon and Intel drivers within Mesa as being the most commonly used Mesa-based drivers on Linux systems, Freedreno and friends have also been seeing some nice improvements for Mesa 19.0 with its feature freeze quickly coming upon us.

23 January 2019 - Freedreno For Mesa 19.0 - 10 Comments
Mesa 19.0 Deprecates GNU Autotools Build System In Favor Of Meson

Last month was a proposed patch that would have killed the Autotools build system within Mesa. Developers have decided for the upcoming Mesa 19.0 release not to eliminate this GNU Autotools support but rather to mark it as deprecated and require an extra flag in order to make use of it.

16 January 2019 - Autotools Deprecated - 5 Comments
Mesa 18.3.2 Is Finally En Route With 78+ Changes

It's been more than a month since the debut of Mesa 18.3 and the emergency 18.3.1 release while due the holidays and the release manager being sick, the next point release fell off the tracks. Mesa 18.3.2 is now being crafted and should be out in the next few days. Given the time since the previous release, Mesa 18.3.2 is heavy on fixes.

15 January 2019 - Mesa 18.3.2 - 10 Comments
RADV Vulkan Driver Picks Up Memory Budget Information For Mesa 19.0

With Mesa 19.0 entering its feature freeze this week, the race is on for developers to land their last minute additions to this next quarterly installment of Mesa. Valve developer Samuel Pitoiset has landed support in the Radeon "RADV" Vulkan driver for the new memory budget extension.

15 January 2019 - VK_EXT_memory_budget - 3 Comments

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