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X.Org Server: Merging Drivers Back In, Avoiding Regressions

Ending XDC2011 Chicago on Wednesday afternoon was a discussion led by Apple's Jeremy Huddleston, Intel's Keith Packard, and Oracle's Alan Coopersmith. The discussion was about X.Org Server release schedules. The two main points brought up is merging the drivers back into the X.Org Server tree as well as aiming for a regression-free X.Org Server by reverting any commits to the server Git tree that are regressions that aren't fixed within one week's time.

15 September 2011 - Release Schedules - Add A Comment
XDC2011 Chicago - Caption Contest

For those not in Chicago for the 2011 X.Org Developers' Conference (XDC2011), here are a few photos from the Phoronix beer event yesterday. The full photo-set of XDC2011 will be published on Phoronix in the next few days, but here's a few highlights aside from the ones published already.

14 September 2011 - XDC2011 - 2 Comments
The X.Org Code-Base Of The Future

On Monday at XDC2011, Jamey Sharp talked about what he sees as "the codebase of the future" for X.Org and was an open discussion with the three dozen other developers at the Chicago event.

14 September 2011 - Code - 1 Comment
Photos From XDC2011 Chicago (Day 1)

Here's some photographs from the first day of XDC2011, the annual X.Org Developers' Conference, which this year is taking place in Chicago, United States. XDC2011 is running through Wednesday and is being hosted at the Illinois Institute of Technology.

12 September 2011 - X Event - 3 Comments
XDC2011 Chicago Kicks Off Tomorrow

The 2011 X.Org Developers' Conference is set to begin tomorrow morning in Chicago, Illinois, United States. This three-day event will focus on what's coming down the pipe for the X.Org Server, Mesa, the Linux kernel DRM, and related areas of open-source graphics and input.

11 September 2011 - News - Add A Comment
Two More Developers Join The Chicago Linux Panel

Next Tuesday during XDC2011 Chicago at the Illinois Institute of Technology I am hosting a panel about contributing to Linux and open-source projects, in particular, X.Org, Mesa, and the Linux kernel, but the information should be largely relevant to any free software project. This discussion panel is largely targeted towards university students and others that aren't yet contributing to upstream projects, with most of the panel participants having begun their Linux contributions prior to graduating from university and then most of them being poached by major open-source companies.

7 September 2011 - X.Org - Add A Comment
A Q&A Panel About Contributing To X.Org & Open-Source

Next week at XDC2011 Chicago there will be a rather unique discussion taking place that's quite different from what normally goes on at this annual X.Org Developers' Conference. There is going to be a moderated panel discussion (tentatively titled "Contributing to X.Org and Open-Source") about contributing to X.Org, the Linux kernel, Mesa, and open-source software in general. For those not residents of the Chicago area, this session will be broadcast on the Internet.

5 September 2011 - XDC2011 - Add A Comment
2011 Linux Graphics Survey Reminder

As a reminder to those that haven't yet participated, the 2011 Linux Graphics Survey is currently taking place and your feedback is requested to help X.Org / Linux graphics developers understand the current driver market-share and to help the desktop community at large.

4 September 2011 - 2011LGS - Add A Comment
What To Expect From X Input 2.1; Multi-Touch Is Delayed

While there has been an X.Org multi-touch implementation for X Input 2.1 dating back about a year, there's still no formal X Input 2.1 release (X Input 2.0 came in 2009). When X Input 2.1 is released, likely as part of X.Org Server 1.12, it won't even offer up the multi-touch support. Here's some of what you can expect to see from X Input 2.1 and then the X Input 2.2 milestone.

2 September 2011 - X.Org Input - 9 Comments
X.Org Server 1.11 Set For Release On Friday

X.Org Server 1.11 was originally planned for release on the 19th of August, but following a one-week delay, it should be officially released this Friday. This is another significant update to the X.Org Server.

23 August 2011 - X Server - 2 Comments
X.Org Developers' Conference 2011 Approaches

Three weeks from today, the X.Org Developers' Conference, the annual meet-up of Linux graphics driver developers, will be taking place in Chicago. Here's the latest developments for this conference.

22 August 2011 - Three Weeks - 2 Comments
Texas Instruments Proposes Extending DRI2 For Video

Rob Clark of Texas Instruments has proposed to X.Org developers that the DRI2 protocol be extended so that overlays can display video content, as a possible replacement to X-Video or for a client-side X-Video API on top of DRI2.

19 August 2011 - New Ideas - 3 Comments
It's Time For The 2011 Linux Graphics Survey

It's time for the 2011 Linux Graphics Survey on Phoronix. Since 2007 (see the 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010 results) we have been running an annual Linux graphics survey. The purpose of this survey is to help graphics driver developers, software / application developers, and other organizations understand the hardware/software configurations and features currently being used by Linux desktop users. It's now time for the 2011 Linux Graphics Survey.

18 August 2011 - LGS 2011 - 16 Comments
X.Org Server 1.11 RC2 Is Released

Keith Packard has tagged X.Org Server 1.11 RC2. The X.Org Server 1.11 release is imminent and the RC2 marks the end of development except for critical fixes.

4 August 2011 - Nearing An End - Add A Comment
Multiple X Servers For One Graphics Card, Again

One of the long sought after features of X.Org and the Linux graphics stack has been the ability to run multiple X Servers from a single graphics card. While this wouldn't be used by many, there are still many interested in seeing this feature request become a reality.

1 August 2011 - Still Sought After - 22 Comments
Two Months To The X.Org Chicago Conference

As I mentioned earlier this week on the X.Org mailing lists, there's just two months left until XDC2011, this year's X.Org Developers' Conference that I've been organizing. XDC2011 is taking place from the 12th to 14th of September in Chicago, Illinois, United States.

14 July 2011 - XDC2011 - Add A Comment
A Number Of X.Org Input Drivers Get Updated

For anyone still relying upon non-kernel non-evdev non-synaptics input drivers for X.Org on Linux, there's a number of new releases. Peter Hutterer has released six updated xf86-input drivers.

28 June 2011 - New Releases - Add A Comment
Synaptics Gets Predictable Motion, Smooth Scrolling

Last week there was the release of a set of patches for X.Org that implement smooth-scrolling support for the X Server. These patches were released by Daniel Stone and today he's now released a set of patches that target the X.Org Synaptics input driver for implementing smooth scrolling, predictable motion, and better acceleration.

9 June 2011 - Linux Synaptics Driver - 8 Comments
Smooth Scrolling Targeted For X.Org Server 1.12

In early 2012 we can expect to see the release of X.Org Server 1.12 with various touch improvements and other input related work. Also being queued up for the 1.12 release is support for smooth scrolling.

3 June 2011 - Not X.Org Server 1.11 - 23 Comments
X.Org Server 1.10.2 Brings A Bunch Of Bug-Fixes

Apple's Jeremy Huddleston has just released X.Org Server 1.10.2. This second point release was set to be released yesterday, but then there was fear of a regression causing a delay (turns out it's no longer reproducible), so now we have a holiday weekend release of xorg-server 1.10.2.

28 May 2011 - Holiday Release - 5 Comments
Northern Islands & Fermi Busted On Open-Source

Even with the likely release of the Linux 3.0 kernel, open-source graphics drivers continue to be a big problem for the Linux desktop. While they have improved a lot in recent years, for many Linux users they can cause horrific headaches. Recently it was mentioned on Phoronix that Intel Sandy Bridge is in bad shape for Ubuntu 11.04 and that it even broke upstream in Linux 2.6.39, but Intel's far from being the only driver experiencing a choppy boat ride.

25 May 2011 - Graphics Drivers Still Bugged - Add A Comment
X Server 1.11 Breaks The Video Driver ABI

While not exactly uncommon for a major X.Org Server update, the video driver ABI for the DDX drivers will break with the forthcoming xorg-server 1.11 release. This means that for those using the proprietary graphics drivers, namely the AMD Catalyst driver, you may be stuck waiting a couple of months for support.

23 May 2011 - For Your Information - 19 Comments

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