Backport of mesa to Jessie?

Andreas Boll at
Sun Dec 6 14:25:36 UTC 2015

On Wed, Dec 02, 2015 at 12:07:53PM +0900, Michel Dänzer wrote:
> On 01.12.2015 21:41, Andreas Boll wrote:
> > 
> > I've already prepared backports of libdrm and mesa in [1] and [2].
> > The biggest change for backporting mesa is to build against llvm-3.5
> > instead of llvm-3.7. Thus it needs a few tweaks in debian/rules to
> > disable llvmpipe on some archs and needs libclc from jessie.
> FWIW, building against LLVM 3.5 will also provide a sub-optimal
> experience with the radeonsi driver. E.g. GL_ARB_tessellation_shader
> support requires LLVM >= 3.6.2, GL_ARB_gpu_shader_fp64 and OpenGL 4.1
> support requires LLVM 3.7.

Yeah I'm aware of this. There's also no hardware acceleration for
Volcanic Islands family for LLVM < 3.6.1.

Having LLVM-3.7 in jessie-backports would be really nice for radeonsi
users but it isn't a hard requirement to backport mesa at all.

@LLVM Packaging Team:
How hard would it be to backport LLVM-3.7 to jessie-backports?
Are you interested in helping/providing such a backport?

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