Mesa 12 Has Been Released

Mesa 12 has been released a few days ago and they've already have a bugfix release (12.0.1) ready. Expect fresh builds on later this week.

This release has massive amount of features, but without a doubt the biggest ones are:

  • Vulkan driver for Intel hardware from Ivy Bridge onward.
  • OpenGL 4.3 for nvc0, radeonsi and i965 (Gen8+)
  • OpenGL ES 3.1 on nvc0 and radeonsi
  • GLVND support for GLX, OpenGL
  • New gallium software driver - SWR.
  • DRI3 enablement for VDPAU, OMX and VAAPI


  • Gallium radeon drivers (r300, r600 and radeonsi) now require kernel 3.2 and LLVM 3.6 or later.
  • Building SWR requires python2, since some of the generated files cannot be distributed as part of the release tarball.

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