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Mesa 7.3 Released, Gallium3D Landing Soon

Jan 25, 2009, 06:01 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Larabel)

[ Thanks to An Anonymous Reader for this link. ]

"The GEM and DRI2 support in Mesa 7.3 is for Intel graphics but we should find this level of support coming to the ATI Radeon DRI driver followed by the Nouveau driver later on for NVIDIA hardware. To use GEM with Mesa 7.3 you will need a supported Linux kernel (it was initially merged for the Linux 2.6.28 kernel) as well as a supported xf86-video-intel driver (such as the latest 2.6 series).

"Regardless of using GEM, a newer version of the Direct Rendering Manager code is also required (v2.4.3 or later). Some of the fixes found in Mesa 7.3 include various GL Shading Language bug fixes, Intel i965 driver fixes, a fix in the WGL/Windows driver, build fixes for OpenBSD and GCC 2.95, GLSL preprocessor now handling #pragma, an incorrect transformation of GL_SPOT_DIRECTION, fixes in glXMakeContextCurrent(), and assorted Windows build fixes."

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