Mesa 7.2 Release Notes / 20 September 2008

Mesa 7.2 is a stable release fixing bugs found in 7.1, which was a new development release.

Mesa 7.2 implements the OpenGL 2.1 API, but the version reported by glGetString(GL_VERSION) depends on the particular driver being used. Some drivers don’t support all the features required in OpenGL 2.1.

Note that this version of Mesa does not use the GEM memory manager. The master branch of git uses GEM. The prototype DRI2 code that was in 7.1 has also been removed.

DRM version 2.3.1 should be used with Mesa 7.2

MD5 checksums

81a2a4b7cbfce7553f7ad8d924edbe2f  MesaLib-7.2.tar.gz
04d379292e023df0b0266825cb0dbde5  MesaLib-7.2.tar.bz2
10c762e39486df395838af1d7b57e69c  MesaDemos-7.2.tar.gz
22e03dc4038cd63f32c21eb60994892b  MesaDemos-7.2.tar.bz2
42e3c6c6d156cd9dc545dbef72407354  MesaGLUT-7.2.tar.gz
f67daf93e12c4a459703bbf3e4004e31  MesaGLUT-7.2.tar.bz2

New features

  • i965 driver: added support for G41 chipset (Intel)

Bug fixes

  • Fixed display list bug involving primitives split across lists (bug 17564)

  • Fixed some issues with glBindAttribLocation()

  • Fixed crash in _tnl_InvalidateState() found with Amira (bug 15834)

  • Assorted bug fixes for Ming build

  • Fixed some vertex/pixel buffer object reference counting bugs

  • Fixed depth/stencil bug in i915/945 driver

  • Fixed some shader flow control bugs in i965 driver

  • Fixed a few tdfx driver bugs which prevented driver from working

  • Fixed multisample enable/disable bug


  • Updated SGI header files with new license terms.

To Do (someday) items

  • Remove the MEMCPY() and _mesa_memcpy() wrappers and just use memcpy(). Probably do the same for malloc, calloc, etc. The wrappers were useful in the past for memory debugging but now we have valgrind. Not worried about SunOS 4 support anymore either…

  • Switch to freeglut

  • Fix linux-glide target/driver.

  • Improved lambda and derivative calculation for frag progs.

Driver Status

Driver         Status
----------------------  ----------------------
DRI drivers     varies with the driver
XMesa/GLX (on Xlib) implements OpenGL 2.1
OSMesa (off-screen) implements OpenGL 2.1
Windows/Win32       implements OpenGL 2.1
Glide (3dfx Voodoo1/2)  implements OpenGL 1.3
SVGA            unsupported
Wind River UGL      unsupported
DJGPP           unsupported
GGI         unsupported
BeOS            unsupported
Allegro         unsupported
D3D         unsupported