X.Org News Archives
X.Org Foundation BoD Summaries

A pleasant and welcome change since this year's X.Org Foundation election is the return of meeting summaries for providing board members and the stakeholding desktop community with the results of each bi-weekly meeting.

30 May 2013 - Summaries - 2 Comments
Linux Desktop Security Could Be A Whole Lot Better

The security researcher that uncovered a host of X.Org security issues went beyond just evaluating the X.Org libraries and looked at other Linux desktop packages too. There's many security-related bugs outstanding within the Linux desktop ecosystem and Ilja van Sprundel believes "things could be better by several orders of magnitude."

23 May 2013 - Security - 40 Comments
X.Org Libraries Hit By Round Of Security Issues

It was just last month that there was an X.Org Server security issue dealing with hot-plugging of input devices. Being announced today is a new round of security problems, this time multiple issues dealing with X.Org client libraries.

23 May 2013 - X.Org Security - 27 Comments
X.Org, Mir Plans Are Made Up For Ubuntu 13.10

There's a virtual Ubuntu Developer Summit taking place this week to begin drafting plans for Ubuntu 13.10. This morning the initial road-map for the X.Org / Mesa graphics and display stack were discussed for the next Ubuntu Linux release.

14 May 2013 - Ubuntu 13.10 - 9 Comments
Pixman 0.30 Release Has Major Back-End Work

A major release of the Pixman rendering library happened on Wednesday. Pixman 0.30 now has some major back-end improvements and other changes to better the pixel manipulation software.

9 May 2013 - Pixman 0.30 - 2 Comments
First X.Org Server 1.15 Snapshot Released

Keith Packard has announced the release of xorg-server 1.14.99.1, the first X.Org Server 1.15 development snapshot ahead of the official release in the second half of 2013.

24 April 2013 - Development Snapshot - 10 Comments
Freedreno Driver Begins Work On Adreno A320

The open-source Freedreno driver that seeks to provide a fully open-source Qualcomm Adreno graphics driver for Linux with OpenGL ES acceleration by a Gallium3D driver, is beginning to support the Qualcomm GPU found within the Google Nexus 4.

14 April 2013 - Freedreno - 1 Comment
X.Org/Mesa Might Get Better GLAMOR, GLSL, Shatter

After a snafu yesterday with the Google Melange web-site not listing all participating organizations, it turns out that the X.Org Foundation is in for the 2013 Google Summer of Code. Here's some of the possible X.Org/Mesa projects that might see some attention this summer.

9 April 2013 - X.Org/Mesa - 2 Comments
Why Canonical Is Using Android Drivers For Ubuntu Mir

With Canonical's Mir Display Server for future releases of Ubuntu Linux, they are supporting Android's graphics layer and drivers rather than inventing their own solution, trying to push X.Org drivers, or demanding mobile graphics drivers modelled after the desktop Linux graphics stack. Why did they do this? Here's an explanation.

8 April 2013 - Android & Mir - 33 Comments
GLAMOR Acceleration Might Work On Newer X.Org

The widely-believed thought was X.Org Server 1.13 (or newer) wasn't working with the GLAMOR acceleration library to run 2D over OpenGL. GLAMOR is explicitly needed for AMD Radeon HD 7000 series acceleration support while it's an optional feature to the Intel driver. It turns out, however, that GLAMOR might already work with the latest X.Org Server.

12 March 2013 - X.Org Server - 26 Comments
Intel X.Org Driver Update Gets New Features

Chris Wilson of Intel OTC announced the release of the xf86-video-intel 2.21.4 X.Org driver on Monday morning. This new driver has clumsy PowerXpress integration, run-time detection of available CPU instruction sets, Haswell fix-ups, and more work on the SNA acceleration architecture.

11 March 2013 - xf86-video-intel 2.21.4 - 10 Comments
Ubuntu 13.04 Won't Get X.Org Server 1.14

Some of the X/Mesa plans for Ubuntu 13.04 and the future of Ubuntu graphics were announced today. Mesa 9.1 is coming but Ubuntu 13.04 won't be getting X.Org Server 1.14, in part due to Canonical's focus on Mir.

6 March 2013 - Ubuntu 13.04 - 12 Comments
Ubuntu Announces Mir, A X.Org/Wayland Replacement

Canonical has lift the lid on Mir, it's name for the display server they are designing in-house. Mir will replace the X.Org Server on Ubuntu and it's not based upon Wayland or any other existing display server project.

4 March 2013 - Display Server - 156 Comments
Nouveau vs. Radeon 2D Graphics Performance

Earlier today were the results from a 9-Way Low-End NVIDIA/AMD GPU Comparison On Open-Source Drivers using the open-source Radeon and Nouveau Gallium3D drivers. For those more concerned about the 2D Linux desktop performance, here are some results for reference.

27 February 2013 - Comparison - 3 Comments
X.Org Server Development Process Is Questioned

For the past few years the X.Org Server has managed to get back on track for being released bi-annually and without too many delays. However, the server has also fallen into a habit where it's being released without all of the "blocker bugs" being cleared.

24 February 2013 - X Server - 48 Comments
X.Org: "2013 Will Be The Year Of Mobile Wayland"

The 2013 State of X.Org Report has been issued by Bart Massey on the behalf of the X.Org Foundation. There isn't too much new information out of this brief report, but they may be doing less X.Org "katamari" releases or abandon this process all together. The annual report also expresses a belief that 2013 may be the year of "Mobile Wayland."

22 February 2013 - X.Org State - Add A Comment
DRI3000 (DRI3) Begins To Take Shape Again

Immediately following XDC2012 there was a lot of talk about "DRI3", but nothing materialized in time for the forthcoming X.Org Server 1.14 release. The DRI3 plans haven't died off but now Keith Packard is talking about this next Direct Rendering Infrastructure update as DRI3000.

20 February 2013 - DRI3 Forming - 12 Comments

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