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Not long after the big Mesa 13 release, we have a release candidate ready for a point release. It's an interesting one too, as it will include a performance improvement to the Intel Vulkan driver, as well as assorted bug fixes.

The plan is to have this released by the end of the weekend. They are hoping for around 6PM UTC tomorrow!

QuoteAs one can imagine huge hunk of the commits are fixes in the Vulkan drivers.

Up-to 30% performance increase using the Intel ANV Vulkan driver. The Radeon
RADV Vulkan driver now ships with distinctly named json files, which include
the full Vulkan driver path. Making it possible for people to install and
use the drivers outside their /usr/lib directory.

RADV correctly advertises support for the Xlib platform extension and one can
use it alongside the Dolphin emulator. ANV and RADV have improved handling of
Xlib/XCB connections and advertise the currect versions of the extensions they
support.

We also have restored interop between third party OpenCL implementations and
Mesa's libGL/libEGL. The GLX GLVND driver has a few noticable fixes as well.


See the mailing list entry here.

I'm very much enjoying the increased development pace of Mesa recently, so great to see. Hopefully these performance improvements will keep coming now the large part of OpenGL is done. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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prueba_hola 12 November 2016 at 2:46 pm UTC
this affect to ivy bridge ?
tuxintuxedo 12 November 2016 at 4:25 pm UTC
Ivy Bridge support is still behind, both optimizations and OpenGL side.
Grinder 12 November 2016 at 5:54 pm UTC
but Intel supports Vulkan for ivybridges?
veccher 12 November 2016 at 6:09 pm UTC
my notebook is still in mesa 10 i don't know how to update =/
F.Ultra 12 November 2016 at 10:39 pm UTC
vecchermy notebook is still in mesa 10 i don't know how to update =/

which distribution do you use?
Grinder 13 November 2016 at 1:47 am UTC
vecchermy notebook is still in mesa 10 i don't know how to update =/

Here some examples to compile if you dist are binary based you have a big problem :-)

https://git.archlinux.org/svntogit/packages.git/tree/trunk/PKGBUILD?h=packages/mesa

http://linorg.usp.br/slackware/slackware64-14.2/source/x/mesa/mesa.SlackBuild
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