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X.Org Foundation Decides On Its Women Outreach Project

At yesterday's X.Org Foundation Board of Directors meeting they approved one project for the Outreach Program for Women.
31 October 2014 - X.Org OPW - 22 Comments

X.Org Server 1.17 ABI Bumped

For those wondering whether there's ABI breakage with this week's X.Org Server 1.17 Release Candidate, there is indeed some breakage that will warrant the proprietary driver ABIs to be updated and released.
30 October 2014 - ABI Breakage - 6 Comments

GLAMOR Acceleration Continues To Be Cleaned Up

Now that X.Org Server 1.17 RC1 has been released with a focus on improving GLAMOR and integrating the xf86-video-intel DDX, Keith Packard has written a blog post about the work that has gone on so far since GLAMOR's inception for optimizing and cleaning up this 2D-over-OpenGL acceleration method.
30 October 2014 - GLAMOR - 13 Comments

X.Org Server 1.17 RC1 Released, Exciting For GLAMOR & Modesetting

Keith Packard has made available the first test release for the upcoming X.Org Server 1.17 release. This release is coming a bit late but Keith is still hoping to have xorg-server 1.17.0 ready for release at the end of the year or around early January.
29 October 2014 - xorg-server 1.17 - 8 Comments

DRI2 Support Proposed For The Generic Mode-Setting Driver

Eric Anholt while working at Broadcom on the Raspberry Pi graphics driver has sent out patches that add support for DRI2 with GLAMOR to the xf86-video-modesetting driver.
27 October 2014 - xf86-video-modesetting - 8 Comments

XDC2014 Bordeaux Videos Posted

The videos are now available of last week's XDC2014 conference that took place in Bordeaux, France.
13 October 2014 - XDC2014 - 6 Comments

Recapping All The Interesting Talks Of XDC2014

The XDC2014 conference officially ended on Friday and was followed on Saturday by X.Org developers drinking wine and cycling around Bordeaux, France. For those not in attendance that haven't been keeping up with all of the Phoronix articles, here's a summary.
12 October 2014 - XDC2014 - 3 Comments

FreeRDS Talked Up For X & Wayland

The FreeRDS project was talked about at this past week's XDC2014 conference in Bordeaux, France. FreeRDS is an open-source RDP server derived from FreeRDP.
12 October 2014 - RDP - 7 Comments

Libinput Is Great For X.Org & Wayland, Maybe Mir Too

Libinput is the library that's been under development for one year now to try to work out a single input library implementation that can be shared by all Wayland compositors and other potential use-cases. Peter Hutterer gave an update on this input stack during this week's XDC2014 conference in Bordeaux.
11 October 2014 - libinput - 9 Comments

The State Of The X.Org Foundation In Late 2014

Peter Hutterer on the behalf of the X.Org Foundation Board of Directors issued an update regarding their state at this year's XDC2014 Bordeaux conference.
11 October 2014 - XDC2014 - 5 Comments

GLAMOR Is Making Linux 2D Performance More Glamorous

Keith Packard of Intel and the X.Org Server maintainer presented at this week's XDC2014 Bordeaux conference about the state of GLAMOR, accelerating X.Org's 2D over OpenGL / OpenGL ES in a device-independent manner rather than each hardware driver requiring custom 2D acceleration code-paths.
10 October 2014 - GLAMOR 2D - 3 Comments

xf86-video-modesetting Gets The GLAMOR Treatment

Patches are pending to provide the xf86-video-modesetting with GLAMOR hardware acceleration support for 2D.
9 October 2014 - Accelerated DDX - 4 Comments

XDC 2014 Kicked Off This Morning In Bordeaux

This morning the annual X.Org Developers' Conference (XDC) started in Bordeaux, France.
8 October 2014 - XDC 2014

X.Org's XDC Is This Week In Bordeaux: Wayland, BSD & Wine

The annual X.Org Developers' Conference (XDC) is taking place this week in Bordeaux, France. Here's some of the interesting sessions taking place alongside wine drinking.
6 October 2014 - XDC2014 - 6 Comments

Freedreno 1.3.0 DDX Brings Several Fixes

Rob Clark has released an updated X.Org DDX driver for his Freedreno driver project that continues to strive towards reverse-engineering the Adreno graphics processors found on Qualcomm's ARM SoCs.
4 October 2014 - xf86-video-freedreno - 2 Comments

Skylake Support Added To Intel's X.Org Driver

With Intel Skylake Linux hardware enablement being worked on in steadfast by the Intel Open-Source Technology Center, earlier this month we saw the initial Skylake DRM kernel patches, earlier this week we saw the Skylake Mesa support patches, and then today we have the Intel X.Org driver getting patched for this next-generation hardware succeeding Broadwell.
26 September 2014 - xf86-video-intel - 1 Comment

X.Org Server 1.16.1 Released

The first point release to X.Org Server 1.16 is now available.
21 September 2014 - xorg-server 1.16.1

X.Org Server Shatter Project Fails

As some more unfortunate X.Org news tonight besides the very low turnout thus far for the X.Org OPW women project, the latest attempt at Shatter support for the X.Org Server failed.
18 September 2014 - Shatter - 8 Comments

X.Org Women Outreach Program Only Turns Up Two Applicants So Far

Earlier this month it was announced that the X.Org Foundation would participate in the next FOSS Outreach Program for Women (OPW) organized by the GNOME Foundation. This program is very controversial but one thing is for sure: there isn't much interest from women in getting involved with X.Org.
18 September 2014 - OPW - 139 Comments

The KMS Mode-Setting Driver Was Imported For X.Org Server 1.17

We have the newest feature of X.Org Server 1.17.
17 September 2014 - xorg-server 1.17

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