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Intel developers have released version 12.02 of the Intel Linux graphics package. It supports OpenGL 3.0, offers better embedded DisplayPort support, and fixes several stability problems. Support for Ivy Bridge processors is now classed as stable. Ivy Bridge is the successor to Sandy Bridge CPUs and was scheduled for release in April, though, according to the latest information, this has now been pushed back to May or June. The new graphics driver package sees an adjustment to the version numbering scheme, with the developers planning to increase the frequency of new versions in the future – previously, updates tended to be released approximately every quarter.
The driver package includes the recently released version 2.18.0 of the Intel driver for X.Org's X Server. Other components include the new Mesa 3D 8.0.1, which rectifies a number of bugs in the also fairly new Mesa 3D 8.0. The package also includes the 3.2 Linux kernel and libdrm 2.4.31, as well as the libva 1.0.15 and vaapi-driver-intel 1.0.15 video acceleration components. Intel tested the parts of the package in conjunction with X Server 1.11.1.