Unbeknownst to most, last week was a pretty big week for open-source graphics drivers... and I'm not referring to all the presentations at FOSDEM. :) Intel and the Mesa community made good on my bold claim at SIGGRAPH 2012, and we submitted OpenGL ES 3.0 conformance results for Ivy Bridge GPUs on the Mesa 9.1 release branch last Tuesday. So far, only two other companies have made submissions, one before and one after ours.

This is a really big deal for both Intel and Mesa! When was the last time either produced a hardware driver within a reasonable amount of time after the spec was released? I'm not sure that Mesa has ever done that, and I believe it was around OpenGL 1.3 for Intel... and now we're one of the first...

Once the 30-day review period has passed (assuming there are no faults found with our submission), we'll be listed in the conformant products list. Watch this space for more details...

Now that that's out of the way, think of all the useful work you can accomplish! :p
Comment by Ben Widawsky Tue 05 Feb 2013 06:47:16 PM PST
I plan to catch up on sleep.
Comment by IanRomanick Wed 06 Feb 2013 04:30:15 PM PST