The Mesa 3D Graphics Library


Primary Mesa download site: (FTP)

When a new release is coming, release candidates (betas) may be found here.


Mesa releases are available in three formats: .tar.bz2, .tar.gz, and .zip

To unpack .tar.gz files:

	tar zxf MesaLib-x.y.z.tar.gz
	gzcat MesaLib-x.y.z.tar.gz | tar xf -
	gunzip MesaLib-x.y.z.tar.gz ; tar xf MesaLib-x.y.z.tar

To unpack .tar.bz2 files:

	bunzip2 -c MesaLib-x.y.z.tar.gz | tar xf -

To unpack .zip files:



After unpacking you'll have these files and directories (among others):

Makefile	- top-level Makefile for most systems
configs/	- makefile parameter files for various systems
include/	- GL header (include) files
bin/		- shell scripts for making shared libraries, etc
docs/		- documentation
src/		- source code for libraries
src/mesa	- sources for the main Mesa library and device drivers
src/gallium     - sources for Gallium and Gallium drivers
src/glx		- sources for building libGL with full GLX and DRI support

Proceed to the compilation and installation instructions.

Demos, GLUT, and GLU

A package of SGI's GLU library is available here

A package of Mark Kilgard's GLUT library is available here

The Mesa demos collection is available here

In the past, GLUT, GLU and the Mesa demos were released in conjunction with Mesa releases. But since GLUT, GLU and the demos change infrequently, they were split off into their own git repositories: GLUT, GLU and Demos,