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Experimental Render Nodes Will Be In Linux 3.12

The experimental DRM render nodes support will be merged into the Linux 3.12 kernel. This work is a GSoC success story and makes it possible for Linux GPGPU compute support without needing an active display/compositor and ultimately for having multi-seat computing off a single display controller and another benefit is efficient compositor stacking.

30 August 2013 - Set To Merged - 1 Comment
XPRA: Persistent Remote Applications On X

The XPRA project provides a means of having "persistent remote application" support for X11 applications atop an X.Org Server. This allows for X applications to live on even if the connection to the server has been dropped.

19 August 2013 - XPRA - 7 Comments
DRI3000 X Compositing At DebConf

For those curious about learning more information on Keith Packard's work for DRI3 (DRI3000), he presented at the 2013 DebConf and the video recording is now available.

18 August 2013 - DRI3000 - 14 Comments
X.Org 7.8 Isn't Actively Being Pursued

While there's an X.Org 7.8 Wiki page that mentions planned features like XWayland integration and video driver hot-plugging, there isn't active work towards putting out the X.Org 7.8 katamari nor specifically on delivering these mentioned features.

11 August 2013 - X.Org 7.8 - 56 Comments
X.Org/Mesa Topics To Be Discussed Next Month

The X.Org Developers' Conference is already coming up next month and there's a lot of interesting topics to be discussed from DRM security to Mesa to reverse-engineering NVIDIA GPUs.

9 August 2013 - X.Org Developers' Conference - 4 Comments
NVIDIA's VDPAU Implemented Over OpenGL/VA-API

Back-ends have been implemented for VDPAU to implement the video hardware-based decoding process over OpenGL and through Intel's VA-API interface, for those not using the NVIDIA binary blob or the VDPAU Gallium3D state tracker.

6 August 2013 - NVIDIA VDPAU - 14 Comments
DRI3 Async Display Flipping For Linux, VBlank Syncing

While Mir and Wayland are the future of Linux desktop display serving, X11 isn't going to magically disappear in the near-term. X.Org Server releases will keep coming for maintaining support for existing X11 clients, other alternative operating systems and environments where Wayland/Mir don't work, etc. With the X.Org Server still having a future, Keith Packard has been working on some improvements.

24 July 2013 - X11 Support - 15 Comments
Canonical Posts X.Org, Driver Patches For XMir

Canonical last week posted 15 patches so Mesa could support their Mir Display Server and specifically the Mir EGL platform. Those patches haven't received many comments from upstream Mesa developers, but there were more than 200 comments in our forums. Over the night, Canonical has posted X.Org Server patches for supporting XMir plus the open-source driver patches so it can handle XMir with nested compositing.

22 July 2013 - Canonical XMir - 56 Comments
New Unified VMA Offset Manager, Render Node Patches

David Herrmann has a GSoC project for working on DRM render and mode-set nodes and so far he has been making great progress. On Sunday he posted his second revision of his unified VMA offset manager patch-set and DRM render node work.

7 July 2013 - Render/Mode-Set Nodes - Add A Comment
Kernel-Based X11 Server Claims 2x Performance Over X.Org

MicroXwin is an X.Org Server alternative for an X Windows System implementation for Unix/Linux desktop. The developers behind MicroXwin are claiming that by implementing their X Server in the kernel they are getting a 2x performance advantage while using less memory and being binary compatible with Xlib.

24 June 2013 - MicroXwin - 45 Comments
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, 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

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