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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A patch series that's been baking for a while by Laércio de Sousa provides Xephyr input hot-plugging and other changes needed to allow for single-GPU multi-seat support.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
X.Org Server 1.17 has made it into Ubuntu 15.04.
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.
The candidates running for the open seats for the X.Org Foundation Board if Directors has been released.
X.Org and Mesa developers have begun thinking about interesting projects for student developers to get involved in for this year's Google Summer of Code while prospective students should also begin to think about getting involved with X.Org/Mesa development.
X.Org members will soon be voting on whether the X.Org Foundation should dissolve its 501(c)3 state and become a project of SPI.
Keith Packard announced the release of X.Org Server 1.17.1 today to fix another new X11 Server security vulnerability.
The X.Org Board of Directors have decided on Toronto, Canada as the location for this year's annual X.Org Developers' Conference.
Keith Packard took a break from his new job at Hewlett Packard working on Linux support for "The Machine" to put out the official release of X.Org Server 1.17.
While libinput is most frequently talked about in the context of an input library handling the needs of Wayland compositors (and potentially Mir), it's set to also take on the roles of an input driver for the X.Org Server.
The election process is beginning for selecting new X.Org Foundation board members and for allowing X.Org members to vote on whether they would like to proceed with joining SPI to become a sub-project of that organization so that they'll take care of the business and administrative tasks.
Keith Packard who this month left Intel's graphics team to join HP to work on "The Machine" has released a new pre-release version of X.Org Server 1.17.
Peter Hutterer at Red Hat has announced the release of libinput 0.8 and with this update comes many new features for the input handling library.
Marcin Juszkiewicz, the ARM developer at Red Hat responsible for a lot of RHEL/Fedora ARM work, has finally managed to get an X11 Server running on real AArch64 hardware.
Canonical now has X.Org/X11 applications running on the Ubuntu Phone/Touch via XMir.
Version 3.5.6 of the Awesome Window Manager for X11 environments has been released.
Following last month's failed vote due to not having a quorum, SPI on Thursday voted to officially invite the X.Org Foundation to become an SPI associated project. X.Org would live under the SPI umbrella and let the organization take care of its managerial tasks so the X.Org Foundation board and members could focus more on the actual development.
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