Mesa 8.0 Release Notes / February 9, 2012¶
Mesa 8.0 is a new development release. People who are concerned with stability and reliability should stick with a previous release or wait for Mesa 8.0.1.
Mesa 8.0 implements the OpenGL 3.0 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 3.0.
See the Compiling/Installing page for prerequisites for DRI hardware acceleration.
3516fea6c28ce4a0fa9759e4894729a1 MesaLib-8.0.tar.gz 1a5668fe72651a670611164cefc703b2 MesaLib-8.0.tar.bz2 66f5a01a85530a91472a3acceb556db8 MesaLib-8.0.zip
GL_ARB_ES2_compatibility (r300g, r600g)
GL_ARB_texture_storage (gallium drivers and swrast)
GL_EXT_texture_array (r600g, i965)
GL_NV_fog_distance (all gallium drivers, nouveau classic)
GL_OES_EGL_image_external (gallium drivers)
GL_OES_compressed_ETC1_RGB8_texture (softpipe, llvmpipe)
ARB_texture_rgb10_a2ui (softpipe, r600g)
Many updates to the VMware svga Gallium driver
Removed all DRI drivers that did not support DRI2. Specifically, i810, mach64, mga, r128, savage, sis, tdfx, and unichrome were removed.
Removed support for BeOS.
Removed the obsolete (and unmaintained) Windows “gldirect” and “ICD” drivers.
Removed the linux-fbdev software driver.
Removed all remnants of paletted texture support. As required by desktop OpenGL,
GL_COLOR_INDEXdata can still be uploaded to a color (e.g., RGBA) texture. However, the data cannot be stored internally as color-index.
Removed support for GL_APPLE_client_storage extension.
Removed the classic Mesa r300 and r600 drivers, which are superseded by the gallium drivers for this hardware.
Removed the dead Gallium i965, cell and failover drivers, which were either broken and with nobody in sight to fix the situation or deprecated.