Mesa 17 Gets a First Release Candidate, Final Planned for Early February 2017

Collabora’s Emil Velikov announced today, January 19, 2017, the availability of the first of many Release Candidate (RC) development versions of the upcoming and highly anticipated Mesa 17.0.0 3D Graphics Library.

Mesa 17 is shaping up to be a huge milestone that should dramatically improve the performance of the bundled open-source graphics drivers for Intel, AMD Radeon, Nvidia graphics cards on a Linux-based operating system. Just the other day it enabled OpenGL 4.5 support for Intel Haswell GPUs, which is already a big achievement.

It also looks like Mesa 17 3D Graphics Library is bringing OpenGL 4.0 or later support for on 7th-generation Intel Core graphics thanks to the joint contributions of various Intel and Igalia developer… (read more)
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