Commit 0c14bbbc authored by Brian Paul's avatar Brian Paul

docs: freshen up the introduction page with Mesa 8.0 info, etc

parent 96112370
......@@ -132,12 +132,26 @@ June 2007: Mesa 7.0 is released, implementing the OpenGL 2.1 specification
and OpenGL Shading Language.
</p>
<p>
2008: Keith Whitwell and other Tungsten Graphics employees develop
<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gallium3D" target="_parent">Gallium</a>
- a new GPU abstraction layer. The latest Mesa drivers are based on
Gallium and other APIs such as OpenVG are implemented on top of Gallium.
</p>
<p>
February 2012: Mesa 8.0 is released, implementing the OpenGL 3.0 specification
and version 1.30 of the OpenGL Shading Language.
</p>
<p>
Ongoing: Mesa is used as the core of many hardware OpenGL drivers for
the XFree86 and X.org X servers within the
<A href="http://dri.freedesktop.org/" target="_parent">DRI project</A>.
I continue to enhance Mesa with new extensions and features.
Ongoing: Mesa is the OpenGL implementation for several types of hardware
made by Intel, AMD and NVIDIA, plus the VMware virtual GPU.
There's also several software-based renderers: swrast (the legacy
Mesa rasterizer), softpipe (a gallium reference driver) and llvmpipe
(LLVM/JIT-based high-speed rasterizer).
Work continues on the drivers and core Mesa to implement newer versions
of the OpenGL specification.
</p>
......@@ -151,6 +165,15 @@ of the OpenGL specification is implemented.
</p>
<H2>Version 8.x features</H2>
<p>
Version 8.x of Mesa implements the OpenGL 3.0 API.
The developers at Intel deserve a lot of credit for implementing most
of the OpenGL 3.0 features in core Mesa, the GLSL compiler as well as
the i965 driver.
</p>
<H2>Version 7.x features</H2>
<p>
Version 7.x of Mesa implements the OpenGL 2.1 API. The main feature
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