X.Org News Archives
24 November 2013 - X.Org Server 1.15
The third release candidate to X.Org Server 1.15 is now available and the non-critical bug-fix window is closing in one week's time.
16 November 2013 - xf86-video-freedreno 1.0 - 26 Comments
The xf86-video-freedreno X.Org driver for providing support for Qualcomm's Adreno/Snapdragon graphics hardware has reached version 1.0 in its first stable release.
14 November 2013 - X.Org Server 1.15 RC2 - 5 Comments
X.Org Server 1.15 is still expected to be officially released next month and with it comes DRI3, the GLX rewrite, and other new features. The second release candidate to version 1.15 is now available.
6 November 2013 - Gate One - 52 Comments
The Gate One HTML5-powered terminal emulator and SSH client that goes without needing any browser plug-ins and supports many SSH/terminal features is working on bringing X11 support to the web-browser. The developer claims that this X11 support in the browser written in HTML5 will be fast enough to support video playback and he's made a video demo as proof.
2 November 2013 - X.Org Server 1.15 - 9 Comments
In case you missed it yesterday with announcing the X.Org Server 1.15 release candidate, XWayland nor XMir will be found in the next major update.
1 November 2013 - X.Org Server 1.15 - 6 Comments
Keith Packard put out the first release candidate to X.Org Server 1.15 this morning. The merge window is now over and a number of new features ended up getting merged for this delayed released.
1 November 2013 - X.Org Server 1.15 - 10 Comments
X.Org Server 1.15 is now under a feature-freeze but just before that happened, DRI3 support including the new Present Extension, was merged.
29 October 2013 - X.Org Server 1.15 - 18 Comments
X.Org Server 1.15 hasn't been too exciting with not many prominent changes, but just ahead of the closure of the merge window, but the GLX rewrite has landed. The GLX rewrite will simplify the X.Org Server's use of OpenGL and drops a whole lot of code in the process.
23 October 2013 - Mesa Mega Drivers - 8 Comments
With the new Mesa mega-driver concept that fundamentally changes how the Mesa drivers are built, a new DRI entry point is going to be used by the drivers and dropping the old entry point. As a result, the X.Org Server is being updated in advance to be able to support the new Mesa.
22 October 2013 - X.Org GLX - 9 Comments
Red Hat's Adam Jackson has volleyed his GLX rewrite patch series onto the X.Org developers' list to solicit feedback and testing on his latest project.
19 October 2013 - X.Org Server 1.15 - 6 Comments
Keith Packard of Intel has released another X.Org Server 1.15 development version and is preparing more of his DRI3 infrastructure changes.
17 October 2013 - X.Org Server - 6 Comments
Red Hat's Adam Jackson has proposed a set of ten XWayland patches that be merged into the mainline X.Org Server. These changes lay the groundwork for merging the rest of the X.Org Server changes for supporting this X11 compatibility layer to Wayland.
16 October 2013 - FOSDEM 2014 - 3 Comments
Broadening the scope of the graphics driver / display subsystem coverage at the annual Free Open-Source Developers' European Meeting (FOSDEM), the X.Org "Dev Room" is now going to be known as the Graphics Dev Room for better acknowledging and welcoming projects like Mir and Wayland.
9 October 2013 - X11 Security Hole - 27 Comments
An X.Org security advisory was issued this week in regards to authenticated X clients being able to cause the X Server to use memory after it was freed. This particular use-after-free memory issue, which could lead to a system crash and memory corruption, has been present in every X11/X.Org Server release going back to September of 1993.
5 October 2013 - X.Org Server 1.15 - 2 Comments
At the XDC2013 X.Org conference it was decided to postpone the X.Org Server 1.15 release until year's end to let more features land. Keith Packard has now gone ahead and merged some of the new code and issued a new development release.
3 October 2013 - X.Org X12 - 122 Comments
While the Mir Display Server and the Wayland protocol are widely viewed as the next-generation display technologies for Linux systems, there's already been delays with Mir and Wayland hasn't yet been widely adopted. Even if/when Mir and Wayland manage to lift off, the X.Org Server won't suddenly die and will be supported for years to come.
28 September 2013 - XDC2013 - 3 Comments
The X.Org Developers' Conference (XDC) 2013 conference took place at the start of the week in Portland, Oregon. As usual, there's a number of Phoronix articles to go over in detail the many interesting presentations that took place this week concerning the X.Org Server, Mesa / Gallium3D graphics drivers, Mir, Wayland, and related Linux graphics initiatives.
26 September 2013 - X.Org DRI3 - 1 Comment
It was nearly one year ago to the week that DRI3 (a.k.a. "DRI3000") was proposed during XDC2012. Now this week during XDC2013, Keith Packard has provided a status update on his pet project.
26 September 2013 - GLX Rewrite - 12 Comments
While most developers are focused around new innovations for Wayland (or Mir), there's still life ahead for the X.Org Server in maintaining legacy support and other cases where the xorg-server will not die for years to come. In improving the X.Org Server, Adam Jackson at Red Hat has been working on rewriting the GLX portion of the X.Org Server.
26 September 2013 - Mir Talk - 31 Comments
Mir was discussed briefly at this week's X.Org Developers' Conference by a Canonical employee.