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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

X.Org Server 1.17 Makes It Into Ubuntu 15.04

X.Org Server 1.17 has made it into Ubuntu 15.04.
13 March 2015 - xorg-server 1.17 - 11 Comments

Libinput 0.12 Released, Stabilizes The Input Library's API/ABI

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.
9 March 2015 - Libinput 0.12 - 2 Comments

Candidates For The 2015 X.Org Board Elections

The candidates running for the open seats for the X.Org Foundation Board if Directors has been released.
17 February 2015 - Board of Directors

X.Org & Mesa Start Thinking About GSoC 2015

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.
12 February 2015 - GSoC 2015

Why The X.Org Foundation Wants To Join The SPI

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.
11 February 2015 - X.Org + SPI - 17 Comments

X.Org Server 1.17.1 Released To Fix Yet Another X Security Vulnerability

Keith Packard announced the release of X.Org Server 1.17.1 today to fix another new X11 Server security vulnerability.
10 February 2015 - CVE-2015-0255 - 10 Comments

X.Org's XDC2015 Conference Is Happening In Toronto

The X.Org Board of Directors have decided on Toronto, Canada as the location for this year's annual X.Org Developers' Conference.
7 February 2015 - XDC2015

X.Org Server 1.17 Officially Released

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.
4 February 2015 - Côte de veau - 12 Comments

Libinput Looks To Dominate On Both X11 & Wayland

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.
4 February 2015 - xf86-input-libinput - 12 Comments

2015 X.Org Elections Get Underway For Board Members, SPI Merger

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.
26 January 2015 - 2015 X.Org Foundation - 1 Comment

X.Org Server 1.17 Pre-Release "TimTam" Is Out

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.
23 January 2015 - xorg-server 1.16.99.902 - 2 Comments

Libinput 0.8 Improves Touchpad Support, Adds Axis Sources & Scroll Event Types

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.
15 January 2015 - Libinput 0.8 - 2 Comments

Running X11 On 64-bit ARM Hardware Is Sort Of Working

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.
14 January 2015 - Nasty, For Now - 4 Comments

X.Org Apps Now Running On Ubuntu Touch/Phone

Canonical now has X.Org/X11 applications running on the Ubuntu Phone/Touch via XMir.
12 January 2015 - XMir - 16 Comments

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