Mesa 17.0.6 is the latest bug-fix release for the 17.0 series, but it also comes with AMD Polaris 12 support for the 'radv' Vulkan driver that has been back-ported.

Note: Mesa 17.1 was released recently too.

There's around 56 changes for this release, with assorted bug fixes and clean-ups. Nothing truly major, but it's generally advisable to upgrade to point releases to have a more stable experience. A lot of the changes seem to focus around 'travis', which is software to help test builds.

You can find the full release notes here. It was released two days ago, but I tend to take a little break on weekends now so sorry for the delay in posting. Article taken from
Tags: Mesa, OpenGL, Vulkan
We do often include affiliate links to earn us some pennies. We are currently affiliated with GOG and Humble Store. See more here.
About the author -
author picture
I am the owner of GamingOnLinux. After discovering Linux back in the days of Mandrake in 2003, I constantly came back to check on the progress of Linux until Ubuntu appeared on the scene and it helped me to really love it. You can reach me easily by emailing GamingOnLinux directly.
See more from me
The comments on this article are closed.

PublicNuisance 14 May, 2017
Take your breaks Liam, no one here should expect you to work 7 days.

Always glad to see updates to Mesa. Every little bit helps.
Doc Angelo 14 May, 2017
Hi Liam, I just registered on Patreon in order to support this site. Please take brakes as often and long as you want. :)
Liam Dawe 14 May, 2017
Quoting: Doc AngeloHi Liam, I just registered on Patreon in order to support this site. Please take brakes as often and long as you want. :)
Thank you! :)
STiAT 15 May, 2017
The only news you have to do on a weekend is if Blizzard releases a native WoW linux client on a weekend.
Aka the new "when pigs can fly".
Joeyboots80 15 May, 2017
Appreciate the info Liam. As a Radeon user, Mesa is very important to me.
While you're here, please consider supporting GamingOnLinux on:

Reward Tiers: Patreon. Plain Donations: Liberapay or PayPal.

This ensures all of our main content remains totally free for everyone with no article paywalls. We also don't have tons of adverts, there's also no tracking and we respect your privacy. Just good, fresh content. Without your continued support, we simply could not continue!

You can find even more ways to support us on this dedicated page any time. If you already are, thank you!
The comments on this article are closed.