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Mesa 23.0 out now improving open source graphics drivers

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Mesa 23.0.0 has been released today upgrading open source graphics drivers for Linux. As usual you should wait for the first point release for stability.

Some of the newly supported features include these as per the release notes:

  • VK_EXT_descriptor_buffer on RADV, Turnip
  • VK_AMD_shader_early_and_late_fragment_tests on RADV
  • VK_AMD_shader_explicit_vertex_parameter on RADV/RDNA3
  • VK_EXT_swapchain_colorspace on RADV, ANV, Turnip
  • Enabled VK_EXT_mesh_shader by default on RADV/RDNA2
  • Implemented more VK_EXT_dynamic_state3 features on RADV, Turnip
  • Various raytracing, graphics pipeline library and RDNA3 improvements on RADV
  • Radeon Memory Visualizer support with RADV.
  • VK_KHR_shader_integer_dot_product on V3DV
  • VK_KHR_present_wait on ANV, RADV, Turnip
  • VK_KHR_push_descriptor on Venus
  • VK_KHR_pci_bus_info on Venus
  • GL_ARB_clip_control on panfrost
  • GL_ARB_texture_filter_anisotropic on panfrost, asahi
  • GL_ARB_occulsion_query2 on asahi
  • GL_ARB_shader_stencil_export on asahi
  • GL_ARB_draw_instanced on asahi
  • GL_ARB_instanced_ararys on asahi
  • GL_ARB_seamless_cube_map on asahi
  • GL_NV_conditional_render on asahi
  • GL_ARB_texture_mirror_clamp_to_edge on asahi

The next major update with 23.1 is due in May 2023.

How to get it? That all depends on your distribution. SteamOS on Steam Deck pulls in newer Mesa with major updates, but normal Desktop Distributions will depend on their regular update schedules.

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Kuduzkehpan Feb 23, 2023
Long Live Rolling Distro,
Praise Be Manjaro!
Jarmer Feb 23, 2023
Quoting: KuduzkehpanLong Live Rolling Distro,
Praise Be Manjaro!

LOL! I agree ... but even us rolling distros will need to wait a bit.

https://packages.manjaro.org/?query=mesa

The current stable release of Mesa as listed on their site (https://mesa3d.org/) is 22.3.6 which is in unstable branch on Manjaro ... so it needs to get into testing, then stable. THEN Mesa 23 can enter into unstable and start testing.

I'm moreso waiting on plasma 5.27!
Furyspark Feb 23, 2023
Quoting: Jarmer
Quoting: KuduzkehpanLong Live Rolling Distro,
Praise Be Manjaro!

LOL! I agree ... but even us rolling distros will need to wait a bit.

https://packages.manjaro.org/?query=mesa

The current stable release of Mesa as listed on their site (https://mesa3d.org/) is 22.3.6 which is in unstable branch on Manjaro ... so it needs to get into testing, then stable. THEN Mesa 23 can enter into unstable and start testing.

I'm moreso waiting on plasma 5.27!

I didn't realize Manjaro was (relatively) slow with that. I'm currently running Plasma 5.27.1 on pure Arch, without having the testing repository enabled.
BlackBloodRum Feb 23, 2023
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Quoting: Jarmer
Quoting: KuduzkehpanLong Live Rolling Distro,
Praise Be Manjaro!

LOL! I agree ... but even us rolling distros will need to wait a bit.

https://packages.manjaro.org/?query=mesa

The current stable release of Mesa as listed on their site (https://mesa3d.org/) is 22.3.6 which is in unstable branch on Manjaro ... so it needs to get into testing, then stable. THEN Mesa 23 can enter into unstable and start testing.

I'm moreso waiting on plasma 5.27!
Still waiting for KDE 5.27? Really?

So far as I'm aware most rolling distro's already rolled in with it.

My desktop, running OpenSUSE for example, got it 9 days ago:
https://www.reddit.com/r/openSUSE/comments/112581o/new_record_kde_plasma_527_has_already_arrived_on/

And my laptop running Fedora 38 already has it also.
WORM Feb 23, 2023
Yeah Manjaro is going to be the very last rolling distro to provide this lol

I've been stuck using software mouse on my 7900XTX rig so fingers crossed this will allow me to re-enable hardware accelerated mouse
Shmerl Feb 23, 2023
Cool! I'm getting 7900XTX shortly, so will be interesting to test it.
Vasya Sovari Feb 23, 2023
Been using mesa-git on CachyOS since the XTX launched and had nothing but good times. Seriously amazed how stable and performant it's been
Shmerl Feb 23, 2023
Quoting: undeadbydawnBeen using mesa-git on CachyOS since the XTX launched and had nothing but good times. Seriously amazed how stable and performant it's been

What llvm are you using with it?
Avehicle7887 Feb 23, 2023
Glad it's finally released as this one brings in some ray-tracing improvements. Will wait for the first point release before diving in, meanwhile 22.3.6 is ready to go
Hamish Feb 23, 2023
Quoting: GuestPersonally I don't mind using slowly rolling distros
Until one day you realize you are in fact using Fedora.
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