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X.Org Server 1.18 Will Require Updated Video Drivers

The in-development X.Org Server 1.18 once again breaks the video driver ABI. Rebuilding the driver for compatibility isn't much of an issue for the open-source DDX drivers or the frequently-updated NVIDIA proprietary driver, but it could spell out months of waiting for those depending on the AMD Catalyst driver and wanting to use xorg-server 1.18.

17 July 2015 - xorg-server 1.18 - 13 Comments
Intel Works On Page-Flipping For The Mode-Setting Driver

While the xf86-video-intel X.Org DDX driver has yet to reach version 3.0 even though the 3.0 development series is going on two years old, Intel open-source developers are continuing to spend time on the universal xf86-video-modesetting driver.

22 April 2015 - xf86-video-modesetting - 3 Comments
X.Org Might Possibly Try Voting Again For The SPI Merger

Last week upon conclusion of the X.Org Foundation elections it was revealed the planned X.Org + SPI merger failed. The failure to change the by-laws and become part of SPI failed not due to losing the vote, but in not securing enough votes to command the two-thirds majority of X.Org members needed to approve the change. X.Org members and the board are now pondering the next steps.

14 April 2015 - X.Org + SPI - 2 Comments
X.Org Foundation + SPI Merger Fails

After almost two years of the X.Org Foundation's Board of Directors pursuing a merger with SPI, the 2015 X.Org Elections have ended and the results were sent out to X.Org members last night.

9 April 2015 - Sub-Project - 12 Comments
X.Org Voting Starts: Will X.Org Merge With The SPI?

The X.Org Foundation elections have finally got underway after being delayed to vote on new directors as well as having the X.Org members decide whether the foundation should dissolve its 501(c)3 status and become a sub-project of the SPI Inc.

23 March 2015 - X.Org Foundation - 2 Comments
X.Org Core Purpose: Free & Open Accelerated Graphics Stack

The 2015 X.Org Elections are finally getting started tomorrow after being delayed and running close on time for responding to SPI's resolution. Just in time for the elections to start, the revised foundation by-laws have been published that shift the focus of what the X.Org Foundation is about.

22 March 2015 - New X.Org By-Laws - Add A Comment
Another X.Org Security Advisory Disclosed Today

Security researcher Ilja van Sprundel previously characterized the X.Org security scene as being a disaster. This researcher at IOActive has previously reported a large number of X.Org security issues and today is yet another advisory thanks to Ilja.

17 March 2015 - X.Org Security - 20 Comments
libXvMC Updated, Drops Pre-C89 Support

While most modern Linux video acceleration is done via VDPAU or VA-API, if you're still using XvMC for MPEG-2 acceleration, a new version of this X11 library is now available.

14 March 2015 - libXvMC - 6 Comments
The X.Org 2015 Elections Remain Delayed

For X.Org Foundation members that haven't yet noticed, the 2015 X.Org elections are running behind schedule. Besides electing new board members, this year's elections are particularly important due to voting for the X.Org Foundation 501(c)3 organization to be dissolved to become part of SPI.

13 March 2015 - 2015 X.Org Elections - Add A Comment
Libinput 0.12 Released, Stabilizes The Input Library's API/ABI

Libinput v0.12 was released over the night by Peter Hutterer as the last planned release of this input handling library to break the API/ABI. Libinput is on its path to version 1.0 for providing input handling on Wayland-based systems, X.Org (via the xf86-input-libinput driver), and other environments wishing to standardize their input handling.

9 March 2015 - Libinput 0.12 - 2 Comments

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