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New Code Starts Lining Up For X.Org Server 1.17

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.

16 September 2014 - X Server 1.17 - 3 Comments
X.Org Server 1.16 Lands Officially In Ubuntu 14.10

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.

12 September 2014 - X.Org Server 1.16 - 5 Comments
Catalyst For X.Org Server 1.16 Readied, Updates In Ubuntu 14.10

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.

11 September 2014 - X.Org Server 1.16 - 20 Comments
New Virtual Monitor Software Might End Up On Linux

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.

27 August 2014 - VirtualMonitor - 6 Comments
GStreamer VA-API Plug-In Update Adds New Features

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.

29 July 2014 - gstreamer-vaapi 0.5.9 - 27 Comments
X.Org Server 1.15.2 Released

For those habitually upgrading their X.Org Server code or packaging the xorg-server for a repository, the 1.15.2 release is now available.

27 June 2014 - xorg-server - Add A Comment
More X.Org Security Vulnerabilities Published, Date Back To X11R5

There's been several high profile open-source security bugs uncovered recently from the well known OpenSSL heartbleed bug to an issue with the Linux kernel. Unfortunately, there's more to report today, but this time in the space of X.Org with multiple security issues that have been present going back to X11R5, which was released in 1991.

13 May 2014 - X.Org Security - 17 Comments

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