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RandR 1.5 Brings Monitor Objects & Tile Support For X.Org

The RandR components are updated for version 1.5.0 to take advantage of new functionality in the X.Org Server.
18 May 2015 - X.Org Server 1.18

Smooth Scrolling Implemented For XWayland

One of the latest commits to the xorg-server that's seen relatively few commits this development cycle is support for smooth scrolling with XWayland.
12 May 2015 - XWayland Smooth Scrolling

Vintage X.Org DDX Drivers Updated

Julien Cristau of Debian has released updated versions of some of the older X.Org DDX drivers.
9 May 2015 - X.Org Driver Updates

ATI Rage128 Driver Now Has RandR Support

For anyone still using the ATI Rage 128 graphics card, there's been a rare update to the xf86-video-r128 X.Org driver.
2 May 2015 - xf86-video-r128 - 24 Comments

Libinput X.Org Driver Updated (v0.9)

Peter Hutterer has announced the release of xf86-input-libinput, the X.Org driver for making use of the libinput library under X11 environments.
23 April 2015 - xf86-input-libinput

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

Radeon X.Org Driver Still Trying To Eliminate Tearing, Adds TearFree Option

In trying to reduce/eliminate visible tearing on the screen, the xf86-video-ati driver is preparing to introduce a new TearFree X.Org option.
21 April 2015 - TearFree - 24 Comments

X.Org Looks To Have Six Summer Projects

This summer there should be six students working on new projects for X.Org/Mesa/Wayland via the foundation's annual participation in the Google Summer of Code.
17 April 2015 - X.Org GSoC - 10 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

The Important X.Org Election Is Ending This Weekend

For X.Org members that haven't yet voted in this year's particularly important elections, there's just a few days to cast your ballot.
3 April 2015 - X.Org 2015 Elections

Single-GPU Multi-Seat Support With X.Org Under Xephyr

A patch series that's been baking for a while by LaƩrcio de Sousa provides Xephyr input hot-plugging and other changes needed to allow for single-GPU multi-seat support.
2 April 2015 - Multi-Seat GPU Xephyr - 12 Comments

GLAMOR Starts Getting Improved For X.Org Server 1.18

Eric Anholt has called on the first pull request for the X.Org Server 1.18 merge window to improve the GLAMOR 2D acceleration code.
25 March 2015 - GLAMOR Acceleration - 10 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 - 9 Comments

X.Org Plans To Finally Start Their Elections Next Week

Next week is when the X.Org Foundation plans to finally start their Board of Directors elections along with having the X.Org members vote to decide whether they should become part of SPI Inc.
19 March 2015 - X.Org Foundation

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

DRI3 Support Finally Added To AMD's Radeon X.Org Driver

While DRI3 has been talked about for the better part of three years, today it's finally now supported by the mainline xf86-video-ati Radeon DDX driver.
17 March 2015 - DRI3 xf86-video-ati - 45 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

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