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Mesa 10.2 Will Feature Better Adreno Driver, OpenMAX, Cherryview Support 21

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from the windows-now-10%-wobblier dept.
Via Phoronix comes news that Mesa 10.2 will be released in a few days with several interesting new features. Highlights include OpenGL 2.1 support for Freedreno (the driver for the Qualcomm graphics chips), video encoding and decoding on GCN Radeons using the new OpenMAX state tracker, and initial support for Intel's upcoming Cherryview Atom SoC. Progress is being made toward OpenGL 4 support, and the llvmpipe software rasterizer finally supports OpenGL 3.2. The release won't feature a few things: the Intel Sandybridge driver still does not support OpenGL 3.3, the R9 290 Radeons are still not working (despite claims by AMD a couple of years ago that cards starting with the Radeon 8000 series would be supported by the Free Software driver at hardware release time), and OpenCL support is still experimental.
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Mesa 10.2 Will Feature Better Adreno Driver, OpenMAX, Cherryview Support

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  • nice (Score:2, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward

    > The release won't feature a few things: the Intel Sandybridge driver still does not support OpenGL 3.3

    $ lspci | grep VGA
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09)
    $ glxinfo | grep "shading language"
    OpenGL core profile shading language version string: 1.40
    OpenGL shading language version string: 1.30

    So, 3 year old laptop's gfx driver won't support Shader Model 4.1 available on Windows's driver since day-1?
    Well, perhaps

    • Re:nice (Score:4, Informative)

      by Kjella (173770) on Tuesday May 27, 2014 @07:05AM (#47098189) Homepage

      So, 3 year old laptop's gfx driver won't support Shader Model 4.1 available on Windows's driver since day-1?
      Well, perhaps next year :-)

      Their OpenGL support on Windows is the same [g-truc.net], so I guess your complaint is Linux doesn't have DirectX...

    • by DrXym (126579)
      For all the praise Intel gets for supporting open source, their end user support for older graphics chipsets really sucks.
      • by drinkypoo (153816)

        For all the praise Intel gets for supporting open source, their end user support for older graphics chipsets really sucks.

        They don't own all of their older graphics chipsets. They are not legally permitted to support some of them properly.

        • They don't own all of their older graphics chipsets. They are not legally permitted to support some of them properly.

          That's still their fault for signing a deal mandating terrible customer service.

          • by drinkypoo (153816)

            That's still their fault for signing a deal mandating terrible customer service.

            And the buyers' for not finding out if that was the case before spending their money.

            • And the buyers' for not finding out if that was the case before spending their money.

              No not really. Intel had a good rep for well supported drivers. Them they shat out the GMA500. There was no way to know they'd break with tradition until after support ceased about 3 minutes after it was released.

              Buyers neve have 100% information. That's why civilised countries have customer protection laws.

  • What is Mesa? (Score:5, Informative)

    by balaband (1286038) on Tuesday May 27, 2014 @06:48AM (#47098111)

    Mesa [wikipedia.org]

There is no distinction between any AI program and some existent game.

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