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 1.10 Release Plans; Drivers May Still Go In

X.Org

Published on 10 September 2010 04:52 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in X.Org
4 Comments

While there are only a few days left until the 2010 X Developers' Summit, Keith Packard has laid out his plans for the development of X.Org Server 1.10.

With X.Org Server 1.10, as talked about before, the X stack may be de-modularized to the point that X drivers would be merged back into the X.Org Server. At least the protocol headers should be merged into a single package and the input drivers are likely to be moved into the X Server too, but moving back in the GPU drivers is a matter that's still hotly debated and will certainly be talked about at the X Developers' Summit. At this point Keith is asking, "Anyone want to volunteer to have "their" driver get merged into the server for 1.10?" Keith's interest in moving the drivers back into the server is so that they can be re-factored so that mode-setting code can be dropped for hardware where there's already kernel mode-setting support, etc.

It's also been talked about before by Keith to bring the X.Org Server development down to a three-month release cycle, but for now it's standing at a six-month release cycle. If this release cycle remains, X.Org Server 1.10 is set to be released on the 18th of February.

Other details from Keith and information for those looking to have their xorg-server patches merged, read this mailing list post.

More information is sure to come next week in Toulouse, which we will be writing about. Also be sure to participate in our 2010 Linux Graphics Survey.

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. AMD's Open-Source Radeon Linux Driver: 2014 Was Incredible
  2. ASRock X99 Extreme3 Is An Affordable Choice For Linux Users
  3. A Walkthrough Of The New 32 System Open-Source Linux Benchmarking Test Farm
  4. Habey MITX-6771: Mini-ITX Board With Quad-Core J1900 Bay Trail
Latest Linux Articles
  1. 2014 Year-End NVIDIA Linux Benchmark Comparison
  2. 2014 Catalyst Linux Graphics Benchmarks Year-In-Review
  3. 17-Way Linux Graphics Card Comparison With Civilization Beyond Earth
  4. AMD Kaveri: Open-Source Radeon Gallium3D vs. Catalyst 14.12 Omega Driver
Latest Linux News
  1. Portable C Compiler 1.1.0 Released (PCC 1.1)
  2. That Peculiar Linux 3.18 Kernel Bug Might Be Closed Soon
  3. The Most Viewed Compiler News & Milestones Of This Year
  4. The Most Significant Linux Gaming Milestones Of 2014
  5. Biggest Linux Kernel Features & Work Of 2014
  6. Valve Optimizations, D3D9 & GL4 Topped Mesa This Year
  7. Minetest 0.4.11 Released As Open-Source Alternative To Minecraft
  8. SPI Hasn't Yet Voted On X.Org As An Associated Project
  9. The Most Controversial Systemd Stories This Year
  10. Mode-Setting Driver Now Supports VBlanks With Present
Latest Forum Discussions
  1. Why is it that Radeon cannot run good old (ancient) Doom 3 engine games?
  2. MONITORed values : possible to force the time interval between two measurements ?
  3. Debian init discussion in Phoenix Wright format
  4. Need some hand holding with upgrading xserver
  5. Aliens vs predator for Linux
  6. FPS capped on Linux (AMD fglrx drivers)
  7. Speeding up systemd networking service
  8. Storm Engine 2 (Doom 3 BFG GPL fork) got entry on IndieDb