Early in March, Intel –specifically the Intel Open Source Technology Centre– released a graphical installer providing Linux users with a friendly way for downloading the latest Intel-related open source Linux graphics components –for the more technical this includes:
- the Intel core kernel driver
- Mesa 3D rendering library, responsible for 3D rendering, OpenGL compatibility, GLES, etc.
- the 2D renderer for the X Window stack (xf86-video-intel), also known as DDX.
- libdrm –the “Direct Rendering Manager” library, for communication between user applications and the kernel
- the Cairo graphics library, for 2D rendering and acceleration
- vaapi-driver-intel –the APIs for hardware-accelerated video rendering, processing and output
- initial support for Wayland
[via OMG! Ubuntu!]