The Second Build of Mesa 12.0.0 3D Graphics library is Now Official for Public Testing
Last week, we saw the first release candidate build of the Mesa 12.0.0 3D Graphics library go live and just a mere seven days after, Collabora’s Emil Velikov has just announced that the second edition image of the RC is now ready and available for public testing.
The new release candidate of the Mesa 12.0.0 3D Graphics library doesn’t come empty handed as it features upgrades to display drivers with one of the most notable being the improvements made on the Intel i965 allowing it to support cross-thread constants, a nir-based thread ID uniform and intrinsic lowering, a new nir channel_num system value and a new local ID push constant as well.
Another major upgrade made is to the video driver of the Intel i956 which we can simply say that this is a huge milestone for this new release candidate 2 as there are a handful of improvements made to the video driver .
The RC2 would also have up to 30 different bug fixes to problems encountered and reported by users of the previous build and there would also be a couple of minor patches to the Nouveau driver and upgrades to the RadeonSl Driver and Radeon itself.
This though is just the beginning as the development team plans to lauch a new release candidate build that would be made available on a weekly basis and this would last for the first four weeks of this month so let’s keep our eyes out for what new fixes, patches and upgrades to expect the when the RC3 is released next week.
Before this month runs out, the developers of this RC build would decide if there is need for any upgrade before the RC 4 would be released and if by any chance an update isn’t needed, the final release be push out to GNU/Linux distribution repositories.