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X.Org @ FOSDEM 2008 Update

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Published on 22 January 2008 11:22 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Events
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Luc Verhaegen has written an update on the X.Org mailing list regarding the X activity at FOSDEM 2008. Originally planned was an X.Org development house on the two days prior to the FOSDEM weekend, but that has been canceled. However, the X.Org development room is still on during the FOSDEM conference.

At FOSDEM will be eleven X.Org talks, while nine of the slots are already filled. Among the speakers are Jerome Glisse, Stephane Marchesin, John Bridgman, Egbert Eich, Keith Packard, and Keith Whitwell. Jerome Glisse, the original developer of the now defunct Avivo R500 driver, will be speaking on Radeon from DRM to Gallium3D and aiming for a Radeon kernel mode-setting demonstration. Meanwhile, on the NVIDIA community side, Stephane will be providing an update on the open-source Nouveau driver. John Bridgman will be providing an update on AMD's open-source work and pushing out community documentation, while Egbert will be talking about the RadeonHD driver.

Keith Packard's talk is entitled "Pain and redemption in X driver development", which should be entertaining. Last but certainly not least, Keith Whitwell will be providing a status update on Tungsten's Gallium3D architecture. Other planned talks will be about XCB, Metisse, and Project VGA.

FOSDEM is taking place February 23 and 24 in Brussels, Belgium. Phoronix will be providing coverage from FOSDEM '08 and you can be sure that we'll be covering most (if not all) of the X.Org talks. More information on the X.Org FOSDEM 2008 planning is available in Wiki form.

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