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Mesa 12.0 3D Graphics Library to No Longer Provide a Single VAAPI Driver Backend

Mesa 3D Graphics Library 12.0.0 Release Candidate 3 arrives more than a week after the second RC version, bringing a total of 111 changes to the most of the included graphics drivers and components. The full changelog has been attached at the end of the article just in case you’re wondering what’s new in this update.

As mentioned before, there are numerous improvements implemented in the third Release Candidate of Mesa 12.0.0 3D Graphics Library, especially for Intel i965, but also for things like RadeonSI, Gallium, and Nouveau. However, the most important change is the fact that Mesa 3D no longer comes with a single VAAPI driver backend.