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Mesa 17.0.5 is available now with plenty of fixes

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Mesa, the open source graphics drivers have been updated in the last few days to 17.0.5 (announcement here) and it contains a bunch of fixes.

Note: For more information on what Mesa is, see this article.

No major additions here, since it's a point release where it mainly gets bug fixes. The more exciting stuff is due on May 5th as per the release schedule. While it has nothing truly major, it's a good idea to update for more stable drivers (if you're using Mesa that is).

The Intel drivers seemed to get the most fixes, while Mesa itself gained some fixes for the API validation. They also fixed up several configure and build errors for those of you manually compiling.

Thanks for reminding me STiAT. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
Tags: Drivers, Mesa
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Linuxwarper 30 Apr, 2017
I used following article to use a Mesa PPA that was more official, and was wondering if it's being maintained or not?


Last edited by Linuxwarper on 30 April 2017 at 10:50 pm UTC
MayeulC 30 Apr, 2017
Quoting: LinuxwarperI used following article to use a Mesa PPA that was more official, and was wondering if it's being maintained or not?

Well, just looking at the PPA, there is a mesa 17.1 release candidate that has been uploaded three days ago.

As for the "most official" part, I find it harder to find more official than a release announcement, but perhaps you were referring to the way of getting it on ubuntu?
Linuxwarper 1 May, 2017
[quote=MayeulC]
Quoting: LinuxwarperAs for the "most official" part, I find it harder to find more official than a release announcement, but perhaps you were referring to the way of getting it on ubuntu?
What you said in bold. Please excuse me if this is a stupid question but why are they building Mesa 17.1 when latest stable release is 17.0.5? Shouldn't they work to build 17.0.5 instead?
TheRiddick 1 May, 2017
Not sure howto get this on Manjaro, think I just have to wait a few days until someone tests it and pushes it as update.
Liam Dawe 1 May, 2017
Quoting: TheRiddickNot sure howto get this on Manjaro, think I just have to wait a few days until someone tests it and pushes it as update.
Since Manjaro is a rolling distro, it will come in the form of regular updates.
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