DRI2 Offload Slaves, Output Slaves For September
Keith Packard has set out his plans for releasing X.Org Server 1.13 this September. There's also some interesting plans expressed by David Airlie for what this update could potentially provide for Linux desktop users.
X.Org Server 1.13 will incorporate the new DDX driver API, dead XAA, and other changes. Keith's plans include closing the merge window on 4 July (America's Independence Day), the non-critical bug window closing on the 4th of August, and then pushing out the 1.13 release on 4 September. This jives with what Keith mentioned back in February at FOSDEM about releasing xorg-server 1.13 to not interfere with Oktoberfest. From Planning the X/Wayland Marriage, X Server 1.13:
After discussing 1.12, Packard brought up the xorg-server 1.13 release. Keith is planning for this next X.Org update to come by early September. The date he has in mind is the 7th of September (2012). In coming up with the date he ensured it wouldn't collide with the Bavarian X.Org Summit that will be later in September or that it wouldn't interfere with Oktoberfest (acknowledging that the only "X.Org press" [myself/Phoronix] will be preoccupied).Perhaps more interesting to Packard's e-mail is what Red Hat's David Airlie said in response.
Yeah I'm sorta torn between wanting to land at least one multi-gpu feature, landing all of them, or landing none :-)For the X.Org Server 1.13 release in September we might -- hopefully -- see DRI2 offload slaves and output slaves be supported, which would be terrific. Though it looks like the GPU hot-switching and Xinerama removal might not make it until 2013.
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