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.
Version 1.5.0 of the XRandR (X11 Resize and Rotate) CLI utility for interfacing with the server's RandR extension has been released.
The X.Org Foundation is set to hold elections beginning next month for four new board of directors as well as the adoption of changes to the foundation's by-laws for allowing it to become part of SPI.
We now have some official information about X.Org going down, as in the project's one-letter domain.
Upstream projects associated with the X.Org Foundation should begin thinking of possible summer project ideas for GSoC 2016 while students can begin figuring out their proposals if wanting to get involved with open-source graphics/compute development over the summer.
The X.Org project has its latest server embarrassment.
To complement the xf86-video-ati vs. xf86-video-modesetting benchmarks from quite a while ago, here are some tests of the 3D performance in seeing any performance differences between the xf86-video-amdgpu DDX for the GCN 1.2 GPUs versus using the generic xf86-video-modesetting driver.
GLAMOR, the X.Org means of doing 2D acceleration over OpenGL, is going through a period of more clean-ups as Broadcom's Eric Anholt looks to further boost its performance on the Raspberry Pi VC4 driver.
A number of GLAMOR commits landed today within the X.Org Server Git repository.
One year after X.Org members voted to join the SPI, which failed over not enough votes, that vote is expected to come up again next month.
Whenever posting news items about the X.Org Foundation, it's common to routinely see a few comments about "let X.org die already!", "Wayland is the future!", and other similar remarks.
David Airlie's latest interesting Linux graphics patch series is about GLAMOR, the means of providing 2D acceleration in a hardware-independent manner over OpenGL.
It looks like a miracle happened just in time for X.Org.
With the recent news of X.Org possibly losing its valuable domain, many have commented in our forums and elsewhere how this could have possibly happened... However, in reality, it is sadly not much of a surprise.
Unless there's a miracle, the X.Org Foundation stands to lose one of its biggest assets: its single-letter domain name.
The maturing of Wayland (and Mir) as well as external projects like libinput have clearly had an impact on the X.Org Server's development... In 2015 there were fewer xorg-server commits than any year since 2003. Other indicators also point to dramatically slower X Server development.
Laércio de Sousa has published the seventh revision of patches to X.Org's KDrive and Xephyr for finishing up support for having full single-GPU, multi-seat capabilities in Xephyr.
Five years ago was work on threaded input for the X.Org Server, but it never ended up being merged. Now, Keith Packard has revised the patches and is looking to land the support.
It looks like the Direct Rendering Infrastructure 1 (DRI1) might have met its death sentence in the X.Org Server.
A lot of new code was pushed into X.Org Server Git today.
Intel's X.Org DDX driver has now been patched with the PCI IDs for Kabylake, the successor to Skylake that's due out in 2016.
The X.Org Foundation Board of Directors decided at yesterday's bi-weekly board meeting to go ahead with a plan to host XDC2016 in Helsinki, Finland.
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