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Missteps Of The X.Org Foundation

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.

10 January 2016 - Fails - 6 Comments
X.Org Server Development Slows To Lowest Point In A Decade

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.

4 January 2016 - X11 Server - 21 Comments
X.Org Server 1.18 Officially Released

X.Org Server 1.18 was supposed to be a quick release but ended up being drawn out into a longer release cycle than normal. However, today xorg-server 1.18.0 is now available under the "Moussaka" codename.

9 November 2015 - Xorg-Server 1.18 - 36 Comments
What's New With The X.Org Foundation? Not Too Much

At last week's XDC2015 Toronto conference there was an update shared on the X.Org Foundation, which was nice to see since there hasn't been an "annual" report published since 2013, so this would be the next best thing...

21 September 2015 - X.Org Foundation Update - Add A Comment
X.Org EVoC To Be Tightened Up, Limited To Existing Contributors

To complement Google's Summer of Code, the X.Org Foundation has long held the Endless Vacation of Code (EVoC) as a year-round, passive event where the foundation would fund students to get involved with X.Org/Wayland/Mesa projects. Sadly, however, it's not been panning out and the rules are being tightened up even more due to past failures.

17 September 2015 - X.Org EVoC - 4 Comments
Running An X.Org Server On 64-bit ARM Can Be A Chore

While for many Phoronix readers it's been many years since being required to fiddle around with the X.Org Server's xorg.conf in order to configure your graphics adapter / monitor to get the X Server up and running, for 64-bit ARM (AArch64) a manual configuration may still be needed.

11 September 2015 - X Server AArch64 - 6 Comments
EXWM: Turning Emacs Into An X Window Manager

Emacs is known to be a fully-customizable text-editor that can yield crazy abilities from playing games to emulating vi/vim to being an "OS inside an OS" with Emacs Lisp. The latest feature for Emacs is serving as an X Window Manager.

4 August 2015 - Emacs Window Manager - 13 Comments

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