1. Computers
  2. Display Drivers
  3. Graphics Cards
  4. Memory
  5. Motherboards
  6. Processors
  7. Software
  8. Storage
  9. Operating Systems


Facebook RSS Twitter Twitter Google Plus


Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking.org

X.Org Server Commit Activity Continues Declining

X.Org

Published on 19 May 2014 05:02 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in X.Org
24 Comments

After looking earlier today at development statistics for Wayland's Weston, here's a fresh look at the work going into the X.Org Server.

The latest X.Org Server Git master code is up to 715,309 lines of code spanned across 13,941 commits from 450 different individuals, at least as far back their source control tracking goes.

X.Org Server Commit Activity Continues Declining


The commit activity to X.Org Server Git remains on the decline. In 2013 there were 731 commits, in 2012 there were 1106 commits, 2011 had 1429 commits, 2009 had 1854 commits, and 2008 hit an all-time high of 2098 commits -- back then there was much refactoring going on with DRI2, etc. This year to date there's just been 339 commits -- while being a bit before half-way through the year, it looks rather unlikely (and based upon the continuing slower tend of previous years) that even 800 commits will come in 2014 to the xserver Git repository.

X.Org Server Commit Activity Continues Declining


Dominating X.Org Server development this year have been Intel's Keith Packard and Eric Anholt. Keith continues serving as the X.Org Server release manager while he and Eric have been working lately on DRI3 and the GLAMOR acceleration support that was recently merged into the X.Org Server.

X.Org Server Commit Activity Continues Declining


X.Org Server Commit Activity Continues Declining


While GLAMOR has landed and other changes in recent months, the file and line count is still largely the same: just over 1,700 files and over 700k lines of code.

That's the short story of the X.Org Server code today that's arguably in "maintenance mode" but there's still the big work of recent time like DRI3 and GLAMOR improving the aging X stack. The X.Org Server 1.16 release is the next major update and it's due out in July.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
Latest Linux Hardware Reviews
  1. A Walkthrough Of The New 32 System Open-Source Linux Benchmarking Test Farm
  2. Habey MITX-6771: Mini-ITX Board With Quad-Core J1900 Bay Trail
  3. OCZ Vector 150 SSD On Linux
  4. Noctua i4 CPU Cooler: Great For Cooling High-End LGA-2011v3 CPUs
Latest Linux Articles
  1. AMD Kaveri: Open-Source Radeon Gallium3D vs. Catalyst 14.12 Omega Driver
  2. 12-Way AMD Catalyst 14.12 vs. NVIDIA 346 Series Linux GPU Comparison
  3. AMD Catalyst 14.12 Omega Driver Brings Mixed Results For Linux Users
  4. 6-Way Winter 2014 Linux Distribution Comparison
Latest Linux News
  1. Jolla's Sailfish OS Update 10 Is Now Available
  2. HP To Launch Linux++ Operating System Next Year
  3. Civilization: Beyond Earth Launches For Linux
  4. NIR Has Been Revised As A New IR For Mesa
  5. New 64-bit Linux Kernel Vulnerabilities Disclosed This Week
  6. PostgreSQL 9.4 Brings JSONB & Many Other New Features
  7. That Nasty Linux Kernel Lockup Bug Is Still Unresolved
  8. KDE's Krita Loses Its Main Backer
  9. Inline Data Support Comes To CephFS With Linux 3.19
  10. VC4 Gallium3D Adds DMA-BUF Support, Yields Working DRI3
Latest Forum Discussions
  1. Bench specific mount point
  2. XLennart: A Game For Systemd Haters With Nothing Better To Do
  3. Tool for measuring FPS in games
  4. Need some hand holding with upgrading xserver
  5. Ubuntu Developers Still Thinking What To Do About Adobe Flash Support
  6. Microsoft buying Mojang
  7. Updated and Optimized Ubuntu Free Graphics Drivers
  8. Premium subscription "login" times out much faster than forum