Besides formally announcing an open-source, reverse-engineered ARM graphics driver
, there's lots of pother interesting X.Org / Wayland related talks happening in two weeks at FOSDEM 2012 in Brussels, Belgium.
The X.Org development room talks for 2012 include:
- Eric Anholt talking about Intel user-space work.
- Daniel Stone and Peter Hutterer going over their work on X Input 2.2 / Multi-Touch, etc.
- Chris Wilson talking about the Cairo rendering library.
- Daniel Vetter going over DMA-BUF for buffer sharing
. (This new kernel feature is useful for ARM SoCs, down the road for CrossFire / SLI, multiple graphics card / driver scenarios, etc.)
- Martin Peres talking about the state of the Nouveau graphics stack for reverse-engineering NVIDIA hardware.
- Luc Verhaegen talking about the Mali reverse engineering and his new driver sponsored by Codethink.
- Keith Packard going over X.Org Server 1.12 and future releases.
- Francisco Jerez talking about compute (OpenCL) support for the open-source graphics drivers.
- Robert Bragg and Neil Roberts talking about writing a Wayland compositor.
- Jesse Barnes going over the DRM plane support for Wayland.
- Alon Levy talking about Xspice and integrating the SPICE server into X.Org.
- Robert Bradford and Kristian Hogsberg doing a Wayland Q&A for tool-kit developers.
- Kristian Hogsberg will also be delivering a keynote at FOSDEM 2012 concerning Wayland.
It should be a great weekend! FOSDEM is happening in Brussels on the 4th and 5th of February. With lots of interesting X.Org/Wayland/graphics talks going on there (in FOSDEM 2011, "X@FOSDEM" didn't happen like it did in 2010, 2009, etc) and lots of good beer to be consumed, I'll be back covering it on Phoronix. There will hopefully be good quality audio/video recordings again like in previous years, plus the interesting notes on Phoronix. On Twitter
will also be more thoughts shared.
Learn more about this great open-source event (it's one of my favorite in the world) at FOSDEM.org
. Besides X.Org/Wayland/Linux-graphs, there's also lots of other interesting talks
from Linux gaming to the desktop environments and gatherings of various Linux distributions.