In case you ever wanted to have a Node.js window manager, there's now one that works for X11 environments that works on Chrome OS, Debian, and friends.
A few days ago the X.Org video and input driver ABI versions were bumped again following some breaks in the interface.
While there's been no new communication about X.Org Server 1.19, the X.Org Server 1.18.4 release is now available.
Half-way through the year, the X.Org Server has seen just over 300 commits, well down compared to a few years ago around this time where it would see about three times as many commits.
For those making use of DRI PRIME for multi-GPU systems (mainly in the context of iGPU + dGPU notebooks), the xorg-server's PRIME code now has synchronization support and double buffering.
This summer there has been two summer projects being worked on under the X.Org Foundation via this year's Google Summer of Code.
The X.Org Foundation has begun their search for a host willing to organize to the XDC 2017 conference in the Americas.
What happens when a game engine meets a display server meets a multimedia framework? Oh yeah and whereby the behavior is controlled with Lua. No, it's not a joke, just the latest creation in the open-source world. Say hello to Arcan as a new Linux display server.
Researchers and scientists appear up in arms this week over the state of Indirect GLX (IGLX) in the X.Org Server and the potential they'd lose the remote OpenGL rendering support they've been accustomed to using for seeing visualizations from clusters / super-computers on their workstations.
The X.Org Server Git code finally has the threaded input support that's long been a work-in-progress.
Martin Peres, the organizer of this year's annual X.Org Developers' Conference, has issued a call for papers (CFP) for those wishing to present at this conference.
Going back six years has been work on bringing threaded input to the X.Org Server whereby the input event code would run on its own CPU thread. The work has yet to be merged in full, but Keith Packard has now revised the patches.
The results just are in of the 2016 X.Org Foundation elections and the members have voted to become part of the SPI. The foundation thus is basically becoming dissolved to become part of Software in the Public Interest.
In continuation of yesterday's article about the Radeon vs. Modesetting X.Org DDX drivers when tested from Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, here are the 2D performance benchmark results for those interested when it comes down to the xf86-video-ati's EXA acceleration versus its GLAMOR option as well as the only 2D acceleration offered by xf86-video-modesetting via GLAMOR.
If you are a member of the X.Org Foundation and haven't voted already in this year's board elections, you darn well better put it on your TODO list this Sunday as the voting process is ending soon.
For those that are members of the X.Org Foundation, the elections commenced this morning so it's time to cast your vote!
Michel Dänzer of AMD today announced the xf86-video-ati 7.7 DDX driver release with improvements for those using the open-source AMD Linux driver stack.
In addition to the X.Org Server still seeing DRI3 and Present extension fixes, the xf86-video-intel and xf86-video-ati DDX drivers for X.Org have also been seeing more DRI3/Present fixes recently.
There still isn't any word on making the X.Org Server 1.19 release but xorg-server 1.18.3 was tagged this afternoon with a few fixes, including an important fix for DRI3's Present extension.
If you are interested in getting involved in Linux graphics driver development outside of initiatives like Outreachy and GSoC, here are some resources.
The GLX_EXT_libglvnd extension for the X.Org Server's GLX is now within the xorg-server code-base for the upcoming 1.19 release series.
Following a two week delay to the schedule, the list of nominees for the X.Org 2016 Board of Directors elections was published this morning.
Red Hat's Adam Jackson has taken to working on X.Org Server patches for supporting GLVND within a GLX world (rather than just EGL) via the GLX_EXT_libglvnd extension. GLVND, of course, is NVIDIA's OpenGL Vendor Neutral Dispatch Library.
New Linux kernel patches were posted today for introducing a "tinydrm" module for making it simpler to write DRM drivers against simplified displays.
The X.Org Board of Directors has needed to delay the X.Org 2016 elections by another two weeks.
There is still time if you wish to nominate yourself or someone else to run in the elections for this year's X.Org Foundation Board of Directors.
While there is nothing to report yet on the release of X.Org Server 1.19 even though we're nearing a half-year since the 1.18.0 debut, the latest xorg-server 1.18 point release is now available.
X.Org Server 1.18 is now available via the Xenial Xerus archive for users of the upcoming Ubuntu 16.04.
The xf86-video-ati DDX driver's TearFree option will work for rotated and reflected display outputs.
The latest X.Org Server code's XWayland support path now is able to run some older Linux games.
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