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Graphics: Mesa 17.2.5 and Intel

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  • Mesa 17.2.5 Released

    The fifth point release to Mesa 17.2 is now available with the latest fixes while the Mesa 17.3 official release is imminent.

  • mesa 17.2.5

    Mesa 17.2.5 is now available.

    In this release we have:

    In Mesa Core a GL error related to the ARB_ES3_1_compatibility spec
    noticed with the GFXBench 5 Aztec Ruins has been corrected.

    The GLSL compiler is not giving a linker error for mismatching uniform
    precision with GLSL ES 1.00 any more. This enables, specially, several
    Android applications which violate this rule, like Forge of Empires,
    for example.

  • Intel Posts Patches For SPIR-V Generation From Mesa's GLSL Compiler

    Longtime Intel open-source graphics driver developer Ian Romanick has posted his initial set of patches for what he calls "the first of the real SPIR-V work."

  • Intel Begins Testing Early Graphics Driver Changes For Linux 4.16

    Linux 4.14 isn't even out the door yet but with the DRM-Next feature period over in preparation for the Linux 4.15 merge window, Intel open-source developers are already prepping code improvements that will in turn target Linux 4.16.

    Rodrigo Vivi announced the updated drm-intel-testing code today as the start of new feature material that will eventually find its way into the Linux 4.16 kernel next year.

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