The Mesa 3D Graphics Library

Mesa 6.5.3 Release Notes / April 27, 2007

Mesa 6.5.3 is a development release with many changes and new features. Mesa 7.0 is expected to follow shortly.

MD5 checksums

39f33ea64e34e2d5b20640b008b57649  MesaLib-6.5.3.tar.gz
46359457147c469745f24b5074a186f0  MesaLib-6.5.3.tar.bz2
08e26948d57eaca74d02a530b2d8106e  MesaDemos-6.5.3.tar.gz
8af91773ab2653fe537499676b05f2e8  MesaDemos-6.5.3.tar.bz2
9467d415388fe1ad82991fb20704b812  MesaGLUT-6.5.3.tar.gz
360843e46b7ebb6909290b023f9b26fa  MesaGLUT-6.5.3.tar.bz2

Shared library numbering

Mesa 6.5.3 supports the OpenGL 2.0/2.1 API. However, the (unix) shared library version is still 1.5 (i.e. Bumping the shared library version to 2.x would cause linking problems with existing OpenGL applications. Since OpenGL 2.x is backward compatible with OpenGL 1.x the shared library version number doesn't have to be incremented (which would indicate an incompatible ABI).

Other OpenGL vendors name their OpenGL 2.x libraries for the same reason.

New features

Bug fixes

Internal code changes

To Do (someday) items

Driver Status

Driver			Status
----------------------	----------------------
DRI drivers		varies with the driver
XMesa/GLX (on Xlib)	implements OpenGL 2.1
OSMesa (off-screen)	implements OpenGL 2.1
Windows/Win32		implements OpenGL 2.1
Glide (3dfx Voodoo1/2)	implements OpenGL 1.3
SVGA			unsupported
Wind River UGL		unsupported
DJGPP			unsupported
GGI			unsupported
BeOS			unsupported
Allegro			unsupported
D3D			unsupported