Alex Smith of Feral has been granted the right to push code into Mesa, a continuing sign of the commitment of Feral to Mesa and Vulkan.
In this recent exchange Feral dev and active Mesa contributor, Alex Smith, has asked and gotten permission to create an account to directly access the Mesa driver’s git. His stated purpose is to provide fixes for Vulkan drivers, so we can take that as a sign that Feral is pretty serious at not only contributing to the open source Mesa project but also at using the Vulkan API in their current and future ports.
Smith has been regularly contributing to Mesa for a while and we’ve covered some of the patches previously submitted by Feral to improve Mesa and the Vulkan drivers. I personally find it fantastic to see so many developers collaborating in the mailing list archives and have been amazed at the rapid and dramatic progress Mesa has made since I started using it a few years ago.
Feral’s latest port to Linux, F1 2017, was Vulkan-only and was highly playable even on Mesa. I haven’t had the time to justify picking it up yet but I look forward to taking it out for a spin and dusting off my trusty Logitech Driving Force GT wheel.