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Today is the day, for those of you using open source graphics drivers (AMD/Intel and some older NVIDIA GPUs), Mesa 19.0 is now officially out.

From the release announcement:

I'm pleased to announce the general availability of mesa 19.0.0. We've had a slightly long rc process with 7 RCs (there should have been 6, but there was a bug in the script for pulling patches resulting in two back to back RCs). In general this release has shaped up rather nicely, and I look forward to the stable release cycle.

Of note is that autotools support is deprecated in 19.0.0, and you must now add --enable-autotools to autogen.sh and configure. If you haven't already **now** is the time to try meson, if all goes according to plan autotools will be removed before the 19.1 release.

You can find the release notes here, although unless you really know the ins and outs of graphics APIs, extensions and so on they're pretty hard to parse and since I don't use Mesa (being on an NVIDIA 980ti) I don't tend to follow it all too closely.

The gist of it, is that you should see bug fixes for games, performance improvements, new features and so on. I would suggest the Phoronix write-up for more detailed bits on it.

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mirv 13 March 2019 at 9:09 pm UTC
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There are at least a few radv fixes for the Witcher 3, which is nice to see. As always, Mesa is continuing to shape up very nicely indeed.
Whitewolfe80 13 March 2019 at 9:49 pm UTC
Cool updated to it just now too late to test any games on a work night but will check it out tomorrow
Zlopez 13 March 2019 at 9:52 pm UTC
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Can't wait till I try it, nice to see AMD is really taking care of the open source driver.
chancho_zombie 13 March 2019 at 10:36 pm UTC
just built it on the opensuse build service.


https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/alvarex:/branches:/X11:/XOrg/openSUSE_Leap_15.1/

works on opensuse 15.0 also, first dup X11:Xorg repo then dup mesa from this repo.
KuJo 14 March 2019 at 12:05 am UTC
I have to wait that the Padoka Stable PPA is updated.
BielFPs 14 March 2019 at 1:25 am UTC
I hope someone creates a gui application to easy activate freesync/adaptive sync
soulsource 14 March 2019 at 7:45 am UTC
BielFPsI hope someone creates a gui application to easy activate freesync/adaptive sync
It's actually mentioned in the Mesa changelist:
Quoteutil: Add adaptive_sync driconf option
If I understand that correctly, they are talking about a config option that gets exposed via the DriConf GUI tool.
Erzfeind 14 March 2019 at 8:02 am UTC
Woop, woop, finally everything is in place for freesync support! Hope Tumbleweed receives the updates soon.
MayeulC 14 March 2019 at 8:13 am UTC
soulsource
BielFPsI hope someone creates a gui application to easy activate freesync/adaptive sync
It's actually mentioned in the Mesa changelist:
Quoteutil: Add adaptive_sync driconf option
If I understand that correctly, they are talking about a config option that gets exposed via the DriConf GUI tool.

If I am not mistaken, it really is a facility to specify per-game (and system-wide) dri options trough a configuration file. And the GUI you linked to (which I hadn't heard of, thanks) allows you to configure it. But there could be other GUIs, and you an also manually edit the xml/use a command-line tool
Arehandoro 14 March 2019 at 12:17 pm UTC
Awesome! Will try it this weekend and see the marvels of freesync
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