Intel® Graphics for Linux*

Desktop-Quality 3D Graphics on Mobile Linux* Devices comes from the Intel Open Source Technology Center, providing the first open source driver certified by the Khronos Group under the OpenGL ES 3D Graphics 3.0 specification.

Mesa 3D

MESA 3D is the 3D driver used for Intel Graphics cards on Linux and UNIX operating systems which implements the OpenGL standard. It is responsible for processing the rendering requests, and provides support for OpenGL and GLSL standards.

To understand more about the MESA development, and participate in the process, the following are the main guidelines to get started:

Web page

Mailing list


  • Mesa developers hang out in
  • For Intel-specific issues, most developers also are present on the in channel as well.



The Mesa development happens in the mesa-dev mailing lists, where patches are submitted for review.

The Mesa development repository is located at MESA repository, and feel free to experiment with it, test the new code and send patches when appropriate! Code speaks louder than words.