Mesa 7.3 Release Notes / 22 January 2009

Mesa 7.3 is a new development release. Users especially concerned with stability should stick with latest stable release: version 7.2.

Mesa 7.3 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.

See the Compiling/Installing page for prerequisites for DRI hardware acceleration.

MD5 checksums

8ed03191432b22d118d88d6db497f304  MesaLib-7.3.tar.gz
781e7811a6ed5c97b2b8defefc8ffbc9  MesaLib-7.3.tar.bz2
d312e974b31043b13b61bac5fbf00b87  MesaDemos-7.3.tar.gz
3f0741394069bdf2329565a387396cda  MesaDemos-7.3.tar.bz2
2d7661b66022bcb8878728f3d5bd33ab  MesaGLUT-7.3.tar.gz
abe8036a724c1a483bdad6b5a55ddc1a  MesaGLUT-7.3.tar.bz2

New features

  • Support for GLSL 1.20

  • Intel DRI drivers now use GEM and DRI2

Bug fixes

  • Assorted GLSL bug fixes

  • Assorted i965 driver fixes

  • Fix for wglCreateLayerContext() in WGL/Windows driver

  • Build fixes for OpenBSD and gcc 2.95

  • GLSL preprocessor handles #pragma now

  • Fix incorrect transformation of GL_SPOT_DIRECTION

  • Fixed several bugs (#18367 and #19625) in glXMakeContextCurrent()

  • Assorted Windows build fixes


  • Deprecated the “XMesa” interface (include/GL/xmesa*.h files)

  • Deprecated the “FXMesa” interface (include/GL/fxmesa.h file)

  • Deprecated the “Allegro” interface (include/GL/amesa.h file)

  • Removed include/GL/uglmesa.h header

  • Removed include/GLView.h header for BeOS

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