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[openFATE 317173] Mesa 10.X and LLVM 3.4 for Tumbleweed
Feature changed by: Thomas Langkamp (tomtomme)
Feature #317173, revision 6
Title: Mesa 10.X and LLVM 3.4 for Tumbleweed

Requested by: Thomas Langkamp (tomtomme)
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Today Fedora decided to rebase Fedora 20 to Mesa 10.1: It would be great to see
Mesa 10.X at least in OpenSUSE Tumbleweed. There are already home-
repositorys available but official support is always more desirable /
stable. Best / most stable would be probably Mesa 10.0.4 ---
What are Mesa and LLVM?
Mesa provides the 3D-accelerated part of OSS graphics drivers. LLVM is
in addition needed for newer AMD Radeon Hardware (most cards released >
2011) using the radeonSI driver to provide better performance and
higher versions of OpenGL.

Use Case:
A better 3D-acceleration / OpenGL is important for fluent Desktop
Compositing, CAD, 3D-Modelling (Blender) and of course gaming on linux
which is growing fast since the release of Valves Steam for Linux. Also
OpenCL for scientific stuff would be improved AFAIK.

Business case (Partner benefit): Tumbleweed is not working well with closed source
graphics drivers due to frequent kernel updates. It is officially
suggested to use the OSS graphics drivers.
The current situation is Mesa 9.2 which is slow compared to 10.X and
with OpenGL 3.1 at max. For radeonSI hardware OpenGL 2.1 at max because
of LLVM 3.3. Since OpenSUSE 13.2 is delayed Tumbleweed could fill the
gap. That is what Tumbleweed was designed for.

#1: Johannes Obermayr (jobermayr) (2014-04-05 19:54:47)
This would also require updated libdrm, proto, driver, etc. and is done
in X11:XOrg ...

+ #2: Thomas Langkamp (tomtomme) (2014-04-07 17:12:36) (reply to #1)
+ ...which is not an officially supported repository of Tumbleweed.

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