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X.Org To Participate In Google Summer of Code 2014

The X.Org Foundation has been accepted this year by Google as a Summer of Code organization so interested student developers can contribute to the X.Org Server, Mesa, Wayland, and related projects while being paid for their summer work.

25 February 2014 - X.Org GSoC - Add A Comment
GLAMOR Acceleration For A Faster Xephyr

The work by Intel developer Eric Anholt for accelerating the Xephyr X.Org nested server with GLAMOR has been posted to the X.Org developers' mailing list for review.

6 February 2014 - GLAMOR Xephyr - 5 Comments
GLAMOR-EGL 0.6 Has X-Video & DRI3

While the GLAMOR code was just merged into the X.Org Server, there's a new standalone release of glamor-egl, which is perhaps the last major release of this 2D-over-OpenGL acceleration library.

24 January 2014 - Glamor-EGL - Add A Comment
Lots Of X.Org GLAMOR Improvements Planned

Eric Anholt at Intel has been devoting much time recently to cleaning up and improving GLAMOR to make it possible to have fast and reliable 2D acceleration via OpenGL within the X.Org world while using a device independent driver.

12 January 2014 - GLAMOR - 14 Comments
The Tiny X Server Fork Is Still Being Maintained

The tinyx fork of the X.Org Server back from version 1.2.0 with Xvesa support and replaces XFree86 era code in some lightweight Linux distributions like Tiny Core Linux and Puppy. One of the developers has commented on the recent X Server security vulnerability that remained unresolved for more than two decades.

10 January 2014 - TinyX - 11 Comments
X Server Security Disaster: "It's Worse Than It Looks"

There's X.Org Server security vulnerabilities -- even for vulnerabilities going back two decades -- from time to time and in related components of the Linux graphics stack. Parts of the X.Org stack can be in fairly rough shape given the age of X11, but a very poor picture of it was painted at the Chaos Communication Congress. It was stated that the X.Org security is even worse than it looks.

31 December 2013 - X.Org Server Mess - Add A Comment
GLAMOR Will Likely End Up In The X.Org Server

With X.Org Server 1.15 being released earlier in the week, now the merge window for X.Org Server 1.16 is open. One of the earliest pull requests for xorg-server 1.16 is by Intel's Eric Anholt and it's to merge GLAMOR acceleration support into the X.Org Server.

31 December 2013 - GLAMOR Acceleration - 4 Comments
More Changes Coming For DirectFB 1.8

While most of the Linux desktop world is focused around Wayland, X11, and Mir for the basis of the display technologies, DirectFB has continued marching forward and picked up many features this year and there will be another batch of features presented soon with DirectFB 1.8.

29 December 2013 - DirectFB 1.8 - Add A Comment
X.Org Server 1.16 Planned For A July Debut

After shipping X.Org Server 1.15 today with its new features, Intel's Keith Packard has laid out plans in conjunction with Oracle's Alan Coopersmith for X.Org Server 1.16, the next major release due out in 2014.

27 December 2013 - X.Org Server 1.16 - 1 Comment
DRI3 Patches Published For Gallium3D Drivers

Besides clearing out 1,000+ X.Org Server warnings, Keith Packard at Intel recently has been working on a new patch-set so DRI3 can be used by Mesa's Gallium3D graphics drivers.

14 December 2013 - DRI3 Gallium3D - 2 Comments

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