Canonical has always backported new Mesa releases to its supported Ubuntu Linux operating systems, and developer Timo Aaltonen informed the community today that the latest Mesa 18.1.1 graphics stack is now available in the x-updates PPA (Personal Package Archive) for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) users to add an extra layer of gaming performance. According to Timo Aaltonen, the Ubuntu team is also working on backporting the Mesa 18.0.5 graphics stack to the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system series, which uses the older Mesa 17.2.8 graphics stack, making upgrades smoother for those who would want to move to Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver), which was released with the Mesa 18.0.0 graphics stack.
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