Downloading and Unpacking¶
You can download the released versions of Mesa via HTTPS or FTP.
Our release tarballs are GPG-signed, and the public keys are available here: release-maintainers-keys.asc.
Starting with the first release of 2017, Mesa’s version scheme is
year-based. Filenames are in the form
is the year (two digits),
N is an incremental number (starting at 0)
P is the patch number (0 for the first release, 1 for the first
patch after that).
When a new release is coming, release candidates (betas) may be found in
the same directory, and are recognizable by the
Mesa releases are available in two formats:
To unpack the tarball:
tar xf mesa-Y.N.P.tar.xz
tar xf mesa-Y.N.P.tar.gz
Proceed to the compilation and installation instructions.
Demos, GLUT, and GLU¶
A package of SGI’s GLU library is available here
A package of Mark Kilgard’s GLUT library is available here
The Mesa demos collection is available here
In the past, GLUT, GLU and the Mesa demos were released in conjunction with Mesa releases. But since GLUT, GLU and the demos change infrequently, they were split off into their own Git repositories: GLUT, GLU and Demos,