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Haswell should now see OpenGL 4.2 thanks to recent work in Mesa

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Mesa is continuing to progress rapidly, as of today Haswell should now support OpenGL 4.2 ready for the next release of Mesa. Only a few days ago Haswell gained OpenGL4, so this progress is amazing.

Mesa 17 should arrive soon, which means this will be in the next stable release. Mesa switched their versioning, so Mesa 13.1 is now Mesa 17 as they are using a year-based version model.

Hopefully this means Linux gamers stuck with Intel graphics should get a better experience on newer versions of Mesa.

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GustyGhost 12 Jan, 2017
Now stable distro's mesa packages will look even more out of date.
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