Keith Packard of Intel and the X.Org Server maintainer presented at this week's XDC2014 Bordeaux conference about the state of GLAMOR, accelerating X.Org's 2D over OpenGL / OpenGL ES in a device-independent manner rather than each hardware driver requiring custom 2D acceleration code-paths.
Patches are pending to provide the xf86-video-modesetting with GLAMOR hardware acceleration support for 2D.
This morning the annual X.Org Developers' Conference (XDC) started in Bordeaux, France.
The annual X.Org Developers' Conference (XDC) is taking place this week in Bordeaux, France. Here's some of the interesting sessions taking place alongside wine drinking.
Rob Clark has released an updated X.Org DDX driver for his Freedreno driver project that continues to strive towards reverse-engineering the Adreno graphics processors found on Qualcomm's ARM SoCs.
With Intel Skylake Linux hardware enablement being worked on in steadfast by the Intel Open-Source Technology Center, earlier this month we saw the initial Skylake DRM kernel patches, earlier this week we saw the Skylake Mesa support patches, and then today we have the Intel X.Org driver getting patched for this next-generation hardware succeeding Broadwell.
The first point release to X.Org Server 1.16 is now available.
As some more unfortunate X.Org news tonight besides the very low turnout thus far for the X.Org OPW women project, the latest attempt at Shatter support for the X.Org Server failed.
Earlier this month it was announced that the X.Org Foundation would participate in the next FOSS Outreach Program for Women (OPW) organized by the GNOME Foundation. This program is very controversial but one thing is for sure: there isn't much interest from women in getting involved with X.Org.
We have the newest feature of X.Org Server 1.17.
Here's some benchmarks of the Intel Linux graphics stack on X.Org Server 1.16.
X.Org Server 1.17 is planned for release at the start of 2015 and thus puts the closing of the merge window in the middle of October. While some xorg-server 1.17 code has already landed, more is on the way.
After writing earlier this week about a new AMD Catalyst driver paving the way for X Server 1.16 in Ubuntu 14.10, the updated packages have officially landed within the Ubuntu 14.10 "Utopic Unicorn" archive.
Work is moving forward to land the generic, KMS-dependent mode-setting driver into the X.Org Server itself.
Two months after the release of X.Org Server 1.16, AMD finally has readied a Catalyst Linux driver update that is compatible with the latest xorg-server ABI. This driver is being sent into the Ubuntu 14.10 archive and thus allowing the entire Linux graphics stack in Ubuntu 14.10 to finally be updated.
Coming up in just one month is the annual developer's conference for X.Org, which also entails Mesa, Wayland, and other Linux graphics/input related projects.
The X.Org Foundation is looking for one female to fund in the months ahead to do some sort of work for the open-source project.
Google's annual Summer of Code project ended last month and I've been meaning to write a brief update about the work done by the student open-source developers on their X.Org-related work.
An open-source project that's currently Windows-only allows for creating virtual computer monitors that are then rendered on an extra computer, tablet, or smart-phone as a secondary display. Making this different from other VNC-like programs is that the secondary system's monitor can be rendered to an HTML5 web-browser window. The developer behind this software is now working on bringing it to Linux.
The annual gathering of X.Org/Mesa/Wayland developers next year is likely to happen in either Toronto or Boston.
Eric Anholt's VC4 Gallium3D driver intended to support the low-cost Raspberry Pi development board is now able to accommodate running the X.Org Server with GLAMOR.
This week X.Org Server 1.16 was promoted for Arch Linux with a number of end-user changes as a result.
Gwenole Beauchesne has released an updated version of the GStreamer VA-API that provides major changes to this plug-in set that allows for hardware-accelerated video decoding with the Video Acceleration API when using GStreamer.
For the better part of a year, the X.Org Foundation has been evaluating a possible merger with SPI. That work is still ongoing and could be put up for a vote in the weeks ahead.
Only hours after the release of X.Org Server 1.16, pull requests are already coming in for the X.Org Server 1.17 development code.
While X.Org Server 1.16 was just released, Keith Packard has already laid out his plans for X.Org Server 1.17.
The open-source X.Org Freedreno driver supporting Qualcomm's Adreno graphics hardware under Linux using a reverse-engineered, fully open-source stack has been updated.
X.Org Server 1.16 has been delayed. However, it's not been delayed like in some of the more notorious past releases due to outstanding bugs, etc, but over letting in a late feature to this latest revision of the X11 server.
The last Pixman stable release happened in November of 2013 while out this weekend is finally a new Pixman release.
Two Google Summer of Code projects for the X.Org Foundation have already failed.
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