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 "Strawberry Shortcake" Released

X.Org

Published on 05 June 2014 10:06 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in X.Org
9 Comments

Keith Packard has made available the latest development version of X.Org Server 1.16.

X.Org Server 1.15.99.903 is this new release and its codenamed "Strawberry Shortcake" by Intel's Keith Packard. Keith Packard wrote in the release announcement, "Lots of good fixes here. I think we're essentially ready to close the non-critical bug window at this point."

Keith went on to say there's still some pending patches and he'll likely accept them over the weekend. He's also hoping that the in-server GLAMOR code will work for the Radeon graphics driver, but there's still some work to be done on that front and other areas. "I'll leave it officially open over the weekend to see if we can't scare up some review for a few pending patches that haven't yet been merged. I'm also hoping to see Glamor working well for Radeon and while those could be considered 'critical' at some level, I'd be happy to get those merged soon. And, there are a few pending patches for Present which I haven't merged as they interact with one bug fix that had been pending for a long time and has finally been merged."

X.Org Server 1.16 is expected to be officially released in early July. This major X.Org Server update clears over one thousand compiler warnings, lands in-server GLAMOR support and many GLAMOR-related improvements, works better without root privileges, improves Ultra HD 4K monitor support, and has many other changes.

Last but certainly not least is that X.Org Server 1.16 provides initial XWayland support with a new XWayland design of it coming down to just a new DDX and relying upon GLAMOR to avoid needing any DDX-specific driver modifications.

Stay tuned for more information on X.Org Server 1.16 as its release cycle concludes over the next few weeks.

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. Intel Xeon E5-1680 v3 & E5-2687W v3 Compared To The Core i7 5960X On Linux
  2. Intel 120GB 530 Series SSD Linux Performance
  3. Btrfs/EXT4/XFS/F2FS RAID 0/1/5/6/10 Linux Benchmarks On Four SSDs
  4. AMD's Windows Catalyst Driver Remains Largely Faster Than Linux Drivers
Latest Linux Articles
  1. Mesa Git Yields Performance Improvements For Newer AMD GPUs
  2. Apple OS X 10.10 vs. Ubuntu 14.10 Performance
  3. Mesa 10.5-devel Brings Some Intel Haswell HD Graphics Changes Over Mesa 10.3
  4. NVIDIA vs. Nouveau Drivers With Linux 3.18 + Mesa 10.4-devel
Latest Linux News
  1. Quantum OS Aims For A Linux Desktop With QML, Wayland & Material Design
  2. New Open-Source, Linux Benchmarks To Feast On
  3. FreeBSD Plans For The Next Ten Years
  4. Qt 5.4 Planned For Release On 9 December
  5. Meizu's Ubuntu Phone Not Expected Until Early Next Year
  6. DragonFlyBSD 4.0 Drops i386 Support, Improves Graphics
  7. Expensive "Free/Libre Software Laptop" Uses A NVIDIA GPU
  8. QEMU 2.2-rc3 Released, Final Release Pushed Back By Couple Days
  9. 64-bit ARM FreeBSD Support Is Taking Shape
  10. GCW Zero Starts Seeing New Game Releases
Latest Forum Discussions
  1. Updated and Optimized Ubuntu Free Graphics Drivers
  2. Hurrican SDL Port
  3. Roadmap to Catalyst 14.10 ?
  4. how to configure module phoromatic ?
  5. PulseAudio 6.0 Is Coming & Other Linux Audio Plans For The Future
  6. Debian Developer Resigns From The Systemd Maintainership Team
  7. Cant get working Kaveri APU - A10-7850k
  8. Script for Fan Speed Control