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Candidates For The 2015 X.Org Board Elections

The candidates running for the open seats for the X.Org Foundation Board if Directors has been released.
17 February 2015 - Board of Directors

X.Org & Mesa Start Thinking About GSoC 2015

X.Org and Mesa developers have begun thinking about interesting projects for student developers to get involved in for this year's Google Summer of Code while prospective students should also begin to think about getting involved with X.Org/Mesa development.
12 February 2015 - GSoC 2015

Why The X.Org Foundation Wants To Join The SPI

X.Org members will soon be voting on whether the X.Org Foundation should dissolve its 501(c)3 state and become a project of SPI.
11 February 2015 - X.Org + SPI - 17 Comments

X.Org Server 1.17.1 Released To Fix Yet Another X Security Vulnerability

Keith Packard announced the release of X.Org Server 1.17.1 today to fix another new X11 Server security vulnerability.
10 February 2015 - CVE-2015-0255 - 10 Comments

X.Org's XDC2015 Conference Is Happening In Toronto

The X.Org Board of Directors have decided on Toronto, Canada as the location for this year's annual X.Org Developers' Conference.
7 February 2015 - XDC2015

X.Org Server 1.17 Officially Released

Keith Packard took a break from his new job at Hewlett Packard working on Linux support for "The Machine" to put out the official release of X.Org Server 1.17.
4 February 2015 - Côte de veau - 12 Comments

Libinput Looks To Dominate On Both X11 & Wayland

While libinput is most frequently talked about in the context of an input library handling the needs of Wayland compositors (and potentially Mir), it's set to also take on the roles of an input driver for the X.Org Server.
4 February 2015 - xf86-input-libinput - 12 Comments

2015 X.Org Elections Get Underway For Board Members, SPI Merger

The election process is beginning for selecting new X.Org Foundation board members and for allowing X.Org members to vote on whether they would like to proceed with joining SPI to become a sub-project of that organization so that they'll take care of the business and administrative tasks.
26 January 2015 - 2015 X.Org Foundation - 1 Comment

X.Org Server 1.17 Pre-Release "TimTam" Is Out

Keith Packard who this month left Intel's graphics team to join HP to work on "The Machine" has released a new pre-release version of X.Org Server 1.17.
23 January 2015 - xorg-server 1.16.99.902 - 2 Comments

Libinput 0.8 Improves Touchpad Support, Adds Axis Sources & Scroll Event Types

Peter Hutterer at Red Hat has announced the release of libinput 0.8 and with this update comes many new features for the input handling library.
15 January 2015 - Libinput 0.8 - 2 Comments

Running X11 On 64-bit ARM Hardware Is Sort Of Working

Marcin Juszkiewicz, the ARM developer at Red Hat responsible for a lot of RHEL/Fedora ARM work, has finally managed to get an X11 Server running on real AArch64 hardware.
14 January 2015 - Nasty, For Now - 4 Comments

X.Org Apps Now Running On Ubuntu Touch/Phone

Canonical now has X.Org/X11 applications running on the Ubuntu Phone/Touch via XMir.
12 January 2015 - XMir - 16 Comments

Awesome Window Manager v3.5.6 Debuts

Version 3.5.6 of the Awesome Window Manager for X11 environments has been released.
11 January 2015 - Awesome!

X.Org Is Formally Invited To Become An SPI Project

Following last month's failed vote due to not having a quorum, SPI on Thursday voted to officially invite the X.Org Foundation to become an SPI associated project. X.Org would live under the SPI umbrella and let the organization take care of its managerial tasks so the X.Org Foundation board and members could focus more on the actual development.
9 January 2015 - Xorg + SPI - 1 Comment

X.Org Server 1.17 Should Ship Soon, X.Org Server 1.18 Likely To Be A Quicker Cycle

Keith Packard of Intel has provided a status update concerning the soon-to-be-out X.Org Server 1.17 and its successor, X.Org Server 1.18.
5 January 2015 - X Server - 31 Comments

X.Org Server Saw More Code In 2014 Than 2013, But Its Heydays Are Over

The X.Org Server had more code churn in 2014 than it did in 2013, but its pace has certainly slowed down compared to years prior. But at the same time for those thinking X.Org Server development is going the way of the dinosaur due to Mir and Wayland, you're sadly mistaken too.
3 January 2015 - xorg-server - 15 Comments

SPI Hasn't Yet Voted On X.Org As An Associated Project

SPI, Software In The Public Interest, was supposed to vote earlier this month on accepting the X.Org Foundation as an associated project to its umbrella organization. That vote, however, has yet to occur.
26 December 2014 - SPI

Mode-Setting Driver Now Supports VBlanks With Present

The xf86-video-modesetting driver continues to be improved as now being built into the X.Org Server.
26 December 2014 - xf86-video-modesetting

Server-Side XCB Is Being Discussed For The X.Org Server

Given the recent X.Org Server security vulnerabilities that were aplenty and many dated back 10 to 20 years or more, Jeremy Sharp is trying to get developers into finally materializing server-side XCB.
21 December 2014 - Server-Side XCB - 1 Comment

X.Org Server 1.16.3 Released To Fix Security Issues

Made public earlier this month was a huge batch of X.Org Server security vulnerabilities with some of the issues dating back to the late 1980s. Now X.Org Server 1.16.3 is available to address these problems.
20 December 2014 - xorg-server 1.16.3 - 8 Comments

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