Mesa 22.2.0 was supposed to be released in late August or early September, but it has not been released for the past month. Now Mesa 22.2 is long overdue and officially released. Major updates for Mesa 22.2 include:

  • The performance of the Intel DG2 Vulkan ray tracing code has been greatly improved by ~100x.
  • The old R600g driver for Radeon HD 2000 to HD 6000 series hardware has been rewritten with NIR support
  • High priority support in the context of RadeonSI EGL to help Wayland
  • Radeon RADV driver adds new extensions
  • RADV has ray query enabled by default
  • Improvements to Mesa on Windows
  • Nouveau begins work on RTX 30 “Ampere” support in its OpenGL driver
  • Lavapipe driver has added support for new extensions
  • Preliminary Arm Mali Valhall OpenGL support in Panfrost
  • Etnaviv Gallium3D driver for Vivante graphics IP adds asynchronous shader compilation using ARB_parallel_shader_compile
  • Continuing work on the PowerVR open-source Vulkan driver merged earlier this year
  • Removed old GLSL-to-TGSI path, more GLSL IR code replaced by NIR code
  • Support for disabling certain video codecs when building Mesa due to software patents

Mesa 22.3 should be released in late November or early December.

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