It’s been a busy few week for Mesa related news, and today is no exception as Mesa 17.0 is now officially available.
Mesa 17.0.0 is the first release with the new year-based versioning system (it would’ve been Mesa 13.1.0 otherwise).
But the bug version jump is perhaps a little justified too. Mesa 17.0 is a notable update to the 3D graphics library and brings (among other things, see below) OpenGL 4.5 support for Intel Haswell, better performance when running Deus Ex: Mankind Divided on RadeonSI, and improved Intel Vulkan performance.
Other changes highlighted in thee Mesa 17.0.0 release announcement.
Source packages are already available. If you’re using a PPA to get Mesa updates you’ll need to check with its maintainer as to when/if you can expect to be upgraded.
Ubuntu 17.04, due in April, will ship with Mesa 17 support and, as we recently reported, this will be back ported to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS in due course.