X.Org News Archives
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 - Add A Comment
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 - Add A Comment
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 Is Formally Invited To Become An SPI Project

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.

9 January 2015 - Xorg + SPI - 1 Comment
X.Org Server 1.16.3 Released To Fix Security Issues

Made public earlier this month was a huge batch of X.Org Server security vulnerabilities with some of the issues dating back to the late 1980s. Now X.Org Server 1.16.3 is available to address these problems.

20 December 2014 - xorg-server 1.16.3 - 8 Comments
WTFTW: A Tiling Window Manager Written In Rust

Many Phoronix readers seem to be especially interested in Rust as a promising, next-generation programming language. There's also an abundance of Phoronix readers interested in X.Org and Linux graphics. How do they come together? Rust + X = wtftw.

18 December 2014 - wtftw - 11 Comments
Radeon vs. Modesetting DDX Performance Comparison

With xf86-video-modesetting continuing to add support for new features while being a generic hardware driver as long as there's an underlying DRM/KMS driver, how is the 2D and OpenGL performance compare when using this driver on an AMD GPU instead of the specialized xf86-video-ati DDX driver? Here's some benchmarks.

17 December 2014 - xf86-video - 17 Comments
Fedora 22's X.Org Input Stack Might Use Libinput

The input X.Org drivers currently used by Fedora might by replaced with just the xf86-input-libinput DDX driver for Fedora 22. This input driver relies upon libinput that was originally designed for Wayland/Weston but can be retrofitted just fine as a standalone input driver for the X.Org Server.

13 December 2014 - libinput - 8 Comments
X.Org Hit Hard By A Large Batch Of Security Vulnerabilities

Last year a batch of X.Org libraries were hit by security vulnerabilities and the researcher who discovered these issues called X.Org security a disaster and even "it's worse than it looks". Today, a big batch of these X.Org vulnerabilities were made public. Many of these issues date back 20 years or more.

9 December 2014 - It's Nasty - 27 Comments
X.Org Server 1.17 ABI Bumped

For those wondering whether there's ABI breakage with this week's X.Org Server 1.17 Release Candidate, there is indeed some breakage that will warrant the proprietary driver ABIs to be updated and released.

30 October 2014 - ABI Breakage - 6 Comments
GLAMOR Acceleration Continues To Be Cleaned Up

Now that X.Org Server 1.17 RC1 has been released with a focus on improving GLAMOR and integrating the xf86-video-intel DDX, Keith Packard has written a blog post about the work that has gone on so far since GLAMOR's inception for optimizing and cleaning up this 2D-over-OpenGL acceleration method.

30 October 2014 - GLAMOR - 13 Comments

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