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<h1>Mesa 7.6 Release Notes, 28 September 2009</h1>
Mesa 7.6 is a new development release.
People who are concerned with stability and reliability should stick
with a previous release or wait for Mesa 7.6.1.
Mesa 7.6 implements the OpenGL 2.1 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 2.1.
See the <a href="install.html">Compiling/Installing page</a> for prerequisites
for DRI hardware acceleration.
<h2>MD5 checksums</h2>
5ffa7d7abf8973f57a1bc4f813e6dade MesaLib-7.6.tar.gz
8c75f90cd0303cfac9e4b6d54f6759ca MesaLib-7.6.tar.bz2
e7befb3ae604f591806194a4da445628 MesaDemos-7.6.tar.gz
0ede7adf217951acd90dbe4551210c07 MesaDemos-7.6.tar.bz2
666955668e44ff14acf7d15dc78407d3 MesaGLUT-7.6.tar.gz
b8b59706f827d18d1b784a0ff98b4dc2 MesaGLUT-7.6.tar.bz2
<h2>New features</h2>
<li><a href="openvg.html">OpenVG</a> front-end (state tracker for Gallium).
This was written by Zack Rusin at Tungsten Graphics.
<li>GL_ARB_vertex_array_object and GL_APPLE_vertex_array_object extensions
(supported in Gallium drivers, Intel DRI drivers, and software drivers)</li>
<li>GL_ARB_copy_buffer extension
(supported in Gallium drivers, Intel DRI drivers, and software drivers)</li>
<li>GL_ARB_map_buffer_range extension
(supported in Gallium drivers, Intel DRI drivers, and software drivers)</li>
<li>GL_ARB_seamless_cube_map extension
(supported in software drivers and i965 drivers)</li>
<li>GL_ARB_vertex_array_bgra (ARB synonym for GL_EXT_vertex_array_bgra)</li>
<li>GL_ARB_sync (supported in software drivers and Intel DRI drivers)</li>
<li>GL_EXT_provoking_vertex extension (supported in Gallium, i915, i965, and software drivers)
<li>Rewritten radeon/r200/r300 driver using a buffer manager
<li>radeon/r200/r300 GL_EXT_framebuffer_object support when used with
kernel memory manager
<li>radeon/r200/r300 support for GL_ARB_occlusion_query</li>
<li>r300 driver supports OpenGL 1.5</li>
<li>r300 driver support for GL_EXT_vertex_array_bgra, GL_EXT_texture_sRGB
<li>i915/945 driver support for GL_ARB_point_sprite, GL_EXT_stencil_two_side
and GL_ATI_separate_stencil extensions
<li>Rewritten assembler for GL_ARB_vertex_program /
<li>Added configure --with-max-width=W, --with-max-height=H options to specify
max framebuffer, viewport size.
<li>Initial version of Gallium llvmpipe driver. This is a new driver based
on LLVM which makes exensive use of run-time code generation. This is
an "alpha" stage driver. See the src/gallium/drivers/llvmpipe/README
file for more information.
<h2>Bug fixes</h2>
<li>i965 DRI driver fixes, including support for "unlimited" size constant
buffers (GLSL uniforms)