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    Phoronix: X.Org Server 1.16 Officially Released With Terrific Features

    After a last minute delay earlier this month, Keith Packard of Intel's Open-Source Technology Center has officially announced the X.Org Server 1.16 release. XWayland and other changes make xorg-server 1.16 a super exciting release!

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=20696

  • #2
    http://lists.x.org/archives/xorg-ann...ly/002457.html
    One omission here was a last-minute bug fix for glamor Render
    acceleration that manifests as disappearing icons in systray. That's
    been posted to the mailing list for review and to see if it causes
    regressions like the last proposed fix for this bug did.
    http://lists.x.org/archives/xorg-dev...ly/043091.html

    Just tried that patch, works fine for me .

    Cheers for the release .
    Last edited by dungeon; 07-17-2014, 11:05 AM.

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    • #3
      hm intel

      hm intel controls everything...

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      • #4
        Originally posted by dungeon View Post
        Is this suppose to be a fix for GnomeShell? With version 3.12 I oftenly experience the issue when closing certain apps, especially qt apps.
        Last edited by Adriannho; 07-17-2014, 11:55 AM.

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        • #5
          Optional Systemd Support - This allows for running the X.Org Server without root privileges by systemd paired with other changes.
          Waiting for systemd trolls

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          • #6
            Originally posted by spirit View Post
            Waiting for systemd trolls
            To be fair, although I agree with you that they normally troll, one of the biggest complaints is that systemd seems to never be optional these days. So if it's optional, I don't know if it will cause the usual ruckus...

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Adriannho View Post
              Is this suppose to be a fix for GnomeShell? With version 3.12 I oftenly experience the issue when closing certain apps, especially qt apps.
              I don't think so , this is for fixing a bug with kwin composite xrender && the gtk systrays to show icons... which is maybe third attempt to fix both those cases alltogether . if someone report kwin is fine with that one patch, than i guess it will be applied .

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              • #8
                Originally posted by spirit View Post
                Waiting for systemd trolls
                if you understand what that what you quoted means, then fine
                if you do not understand then you are the one just trolling
                either way xorg 1.16 comes with a many improvements and the only thing you can think about are trolls ?

                anyway, yay xwayland

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                • #9
                  Wayland support for Xserver?

                  Wayland support for Xserver? I realy dont understand that, Wayland should be replacement for Xserver, if need Xserver support it is dead end, we realy need get rid of this old crapp.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by ruthan View Post
                    Wayland support for Xserver? I realy dont understand that, Wayland should be replacement for Xserver, if need Xserver support it is dead end, we realy need get rid of this old crapp.
                    its a way to run the old (current) apps under wayland, otherwise the apps we use now wouldnt work.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by ruthan View Post
                      Wayland support for Xserver? I realy dont understand that, Wayland should be replacement for Xserver, if need Xserver support it is dead end, we realy need get rid of this old crapp.
                      It's more like XServer support for Wayland.

                      Good luck getting any distro to change to a Wayland based desktop if it means losing all backwards compatibility with older applications.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by ruthan View Post
                        Wayland support for Xserver? I realy dont understand that, Wayland should be replacement for Xserver, if need Xserver support it is dead end, we realy need get rid of this old crapp.
                        It is like newborn vs retiremen . XWayland is X for Wayland, old for the new - not new for the old .

                        If you do not care about X and apps for X, simply do not use XWayland under Wayland .

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                        • #13
                          I have 3D now!!!!!!!!!..

                          xorg 1.16 hit debian testing branch when I updated today! (Actually 1.15.99)..

                          I finally have 3D support!!!!! yippy skippy!..
                          I bought this laptop back in december, and I haven't had 3D support on it ever, until today!...
                          It is AMD kabini A4-5000 APU, with HD 8330 GPU integrated.. (Part of "sea islands" cards)..

                          I updated, rebooted, and went to KDE settings and changed rendering to OpenGL 3.1, and now I have cube and all the 3D stuff, it is very glamorous!.. And now I can play minecraft again..

                          And I set KDE v-sync to "Full-screen repaint", and now I don't have any tearing on any thing! normal windows, or full-screen stuff, and full-screen 1080p movies etc..
                          (I have the setting on KDE to turn off compositing when full-screen applications are running, but I can now change SMPlayer to use OpenGL 3, and it doesn't have any tearing now in window or full-screen)..

                          Also, article mentioned xorg is 30 years old........holy crap, it is definitely time for wayland..

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by smitty3268 View Post
                            It's more like XServer support for Wayland.

                            Good luck getting any distro to change to a Wayland based desktop if it means losing all backwards compatibility with older applications.
                            Yup, XWayland is more of a compatibility library in order for older X apps to talk to Wayland.

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                            • #15
                              I hit this today for the first time on intel:
                              Code:
                              X Error of failed request:  XI_BadDevice (invalid Device parameter)
                                Major opcode of failed request:  131 (XInputExtension)
                                Minor opcode of failed request:  46 ()
                                Device id in failed request: 0xa2
                                Serial number of failed request:  218814
                                Current serial number in output stream:  218815
                              Killed a program in wine.

                              Could this be a problem of xorg 1.16?

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