Acknowledgements

The following individuals and groups are to be acknowledged for their contributions to Mesa over the years. This list is far from complete and somewhat dated, unfortunately.

  • Early Mesa development was done while Brian was part of the SSEC Visualization Project at the University of Wisconsin. He’d like to thank Bill Hibbard for letting him work on Mesa as part of that project.

  • John Carmack of id Software, Inc. funded Keith Whitwell in 1999 in order to optimize Mesa’s vertex transformation module. This is a very substantial piece of work.

  • Precision Insight, Inc., VA Linux Systems, Inc., and most recently, Tungsten Graphics, Inc. have supported the ongoing development of Mesa.

  • The Mesa website and git repository are hosted by freedesktop.org.

  • alt.software contributed the Direct3D driver.

  • Bernd Barsuhn wrote the evaluator code for (splines, patches) in Mesa.

  • Bernhard Tschirren wrote the Allegro DJGPP driver.

  • Bogdan Sikorski wrote the GLU NURBS and polygon tessellator in Mesa.

  • Charlie Wallace wrote the MS-DOS driver.

  • CJ Beyer was the www.mesa3d.org webmaster.

  • Darren Abbott provided the OS/2 driver.

  • David Bucciarelli wrote and maintained the 3Dfx Glide driver. Thousands of Linux/Quake players thank David!

  • Gareth Hughes wrote new GLU 1.2 Polygon Tessellation code (now superseded by SGI SI GLU).

  • Holger Waechtler contributed AMD 3DNow! assembly code which accelerates vertex transformation in Mesa 3.1. Holger also implemented the GL_EXT_texture_env_combine extension.

  • Jeroen van der Zijp and Thorsten Ohl contributed the Xt/Motif widget code.

  • John Stone provided the multi-threading support in Mesa 3.0.

  • John Watson assisted with web page design.

  • Josh Vanderhoof contributed Intel x86 assembly code which accelerates vertex transformation in Mesa 3.x.

  • Jouk Jansen contributed and continues to maintain the VMS support.

  • Karl Schultz has been maintaining the Windows driver.

  • Keith Whitwell has made extension contributions to Mesa since 1999.

  • Kendall Bennett wrote the SciTech MGL driver.

  • Klaus Niederkrueger contributed many improvements to Mesa’s software rasterizer.

  • Mark Kilgard contributed antialiased line improvements and several extensions.

  • Michael Pichler contributed many bug fixes

  • Miklos Fazekas wrote and maintains the Macintosh driver.

  • Pascal Thibaudeau wrote the NeXT driver.

  • Pedro Vazquez setup and maintains the Mesa Mailing list.

  • Randy Frank contributed many bug fixes.

  • Stefan Zivkovic wrote the Amiga driver.

  • Stephane Rehel provided the Cygnus Win32 support

  • Ted Jump maintained the makefiles and project files for Windows 95/98/NT compilation for some time.

  • Uwe Maurer wrote the LibGGI driver for Mesa-3.0.

  • Victor Ng-Thow-Hing wrote the Amiwin driver for the Amiga.

Apologies to anyone who’s been omitted. Please send corrections and additions to Brian.