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The Mesa fixes needed for Dying Light and Dead Island Definitive Edition are now in Mesa-git

By liamdawe, 20 May 2017 at 3:55 pm UTC (22 Comments)
Dying Light and Dead Island Definitive Edition were previously broken on Mesa, but as of today a patch has landed in Mesa-git to fix them both ready for Mesa 17.2.

Mesa 17.1 has now been released

By BTRE, 10 May 2017 at 5:21 pm UTC (7 Comments)
The latest release of the open-source graphics drivers has now been made available following the final release candidate. There's plenty of new things to love in this release.

NVIDIA 381.22 driver released with lots of bug fixes and newer Vulkan support

By liamdawe, 9 May 2017 at 8:41 pm UTC (60 Comments)
NVIDIA have released their 381.22 driver which comes with plenty of fixes, newer Vulkan support and more.

Mesa 17.1 RC4 released, final version expected in approximately 24 hours

By liamdawe, 8 May 2017 at 12:51 pm UTC (1 Comments)
Emil Velikov has announced the availability of Mesa 17.1 RC4 for some final testing, with the final release of Mesa 17.1 due in approximately 24 hours.

AMD Vulkan driver 'radv' is now 'effectively a pass' for conformance

By liamdawe, 4 May 2017 at 6:55 pm UTC (13 Comments)
The open source Vulkan driver for AMD hardware 'radv' now gets 'effectively a pass' for conformance. An awesome milestone for AMD fans.

Mesa 17.1 RC3 is available, closing in on release this month

By liamdawe, 1 May 2017 at 12:51 pm UTC (1 Comments)
Mesa 17.1, the next big release for open source graphics drivers on Linux is closing in on release. The third release candidate is now available for testing.

Mesa 17.0.5 is available now with plenty of fixes

By liamdawe, 30 April 2017 at 7:03 pm UTC (5 Comments)
Mesa, the open source graphics drivers have been updated in the last few days to 17.0.5 and it contains a bunch of fixes.

Mesa 17.1 will use a set 1GB size for the shader cache

By liamdawe, 28 April 2017 at 9:23 am UTC (13 Comments)
The Mesa developers have been plugging away to get Mesa 17.1 into shape for release, one feature in particular has seen a lot of attention: the shader cache. It will no longer use a percentage of available disk space.

AMDGPU-PRO 17.10 driver released

By liamdawe, 7 April 2017 at 8:55 pm UTC (33 Comments)
AMD have released their AMDGPU-PRO 17.10 driver which includes a few important fixes as well as official support for Ubuntu 16.04.2 64bit. It should also fix a Mad Max Vulkan issue.

Ubuntu now has a more official PPA to get Mesa updates

By liamdawe, 27 March 2017 at 2:58 pm UTC (12 Comments)
Timo Aaltonen noted on his blog that the 'Ubuntu-X' team now have an 'Updates' PPA for you to get the latest Mesa on Ubuntu 16.04 and Ubuntu 16.10.

Looks like the open source Vulkan driver 'radv' for AMD conforms nicely

By liamdawe, 20 March 2017 at 8:58 am UTC (7 Comments)
A Mesa developer wrote up a blog post about the conformance of the open source Mesa Vulkan driver 'radv' for AMD.

OpenGL threaded GL dispatch is now in Mesa-git, should improve a few games performance

By liamdawe, 16 March 2017 at 10:27 am UTC (16 Comments)
The code for OpenGL threaded GL dispatch is now finally in Mesa-git, after multiple developers attempts to fix it up. This should improve performance in multiple games for users of the open source Mesa drivers.

Valve have hired another developer to work on Linux graphics drivers

By liamdawe, 14 March 2017 at 11:57 am UTC (28 Comments)
Seems Valve really are trying to do a big push to get Linux graphics drivers up to scratch. Last night Pierre-Loup tweeted about a new hiring and the name might be familiar to some.

A developer from Feral Interactive has sent in yet another Mesa patch for the 'radv' Vulkan driver

By liamdawe, 13 March 2017 at 7:24 pm UTC (7 Comments)
It seems Feral Interactive are busy bees behind the scenes towards something, as one of their developers has sent in another patch for the Mesa 'radv' Vulkan driver.

Feral Interactive have pushed another patch to Mesa to help fix up the 'radv' Vulkan driver

By liamdawe, 10 March 2017 at 3:47 pm UTC (56 Comments)
It seems Feral Interactive are continuing to help development of the Vulkan 'radv' AMD driver in Mesa, as they have pushed another patch.
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