The results just are in of the 2016 X.Org Foundation elections and the members have voted to become part of the SPI. The foundation thus is basically becoming dissolved to become part of Software in the Public Interest.
In continuation of yesterday's article about the Radeon vs. Modesetting X.Org DDX drivers when tested from Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, here are the 2D performance benchmark results for those interested when it comes down to the xf86-video-ati's EXA acceleration versus its GLAMOR option as well as the only 2D acceleration offered by xf86-video-modesetting via GLAMOR.
If you are a member of the X.Org Foundation and haven't voted already in this year's board elections, you darn well better put it on your TODO list this Sunday as the voting process is ending soon.
For those that are members of the X.Org Foundation, the elections commenced this morning so it's time to cast your vote!
Michel Dänzer of AMD today announced the xf86-video-ati 7.7 DDX driver release with improvements for those using the open-source AMD Linux driver stack.
In addition to the X.Org Server still seeing DRI3 and Present extension fixes, the xf86-video-intel and xf86-video-ati DDX drivers for X.Org have also been seeing more DRI3/Present fixes recently.
There still isn't any word on making the X.Org Server 1.19 release but xorg-server 1.18.3 was tagged this afternoon with a few fixes, including an important fix for DRI3's Present extension.
If you are interested in getting involved in Linux graphics driver development outside of initiatives like Outreachy and GSoC, here are some resources.
The GLX_EXT_libglvnd extension for the X.Org Server's GLX is now within the xorg-server code-base for the upcoming 1.19 release series.
Following a two week delay to the schedule, the list of nominees for the X.Org 2016 Board of Directors elections was published this morning.
Red Hat's Adam Jackson has taken to working on X.Org Server patches for supporting GLVND within a GLX world (rather than just EGL) via the GLX_EXT_libglvnd extension. GLVND, of course, is NVIDIA's OpenGL Vendor Neutral Dispatch Library.
New Linux kernel patches were posted today for introducing a "tinydrm" module for making it simpler to write DRM drivers against simplified displays.
The X.Org Board of Directors has needed to delay the X.Org 2016 elections by another two weeks.
There is still time if you wish to nominate yourself or someone else to run in the elections for this year's X.Org Foundation Board of Directors.
While there is nothing to report yet on the release of X.Org Server 1.19 even though we're nearing a half-year since the 1.18.0 debut, the latest xorg-server 1.18 point release is now available.
X.Org Server 1.18 is now available via the Xenial Xerus archive for users of the upcoming Ubuntu 16.04.
The xf86-video-ati DDX driver's TearFree option will work for rotated and reflected display outputs.
The latest X.Org Server code's XWayland support path now is able to run some older Linux games.
Version 1.5.0 of the XRandR (X11 Resize and Rotate) CLI utility for interfacing with the server's RandR extension has been released.
The X.Org Foundation is set to hold elections beginning next month for four new board of directors as well as the adoption of changes to the foundation's by-laws for allowing it to become part of SPI.
We now have some official information about X.Org going down, as in the project's one-letter domain.
Upstream projects associated with the X.Org Foundation should begin thinking of possible summer project ideas for GSoC 2016 while students can begin figuring out their proposals if wanting to get involved with open-source graphics/compute development over the summer.
The X.Org project has its latest server embarrassment.
To complement the xf86-video-ati vs. xf86-video-modesetting benchmarks from quite a while ago, here are some tests of the 3D performance in seeing any performance differences between the xf86-video-amdgpu DDX for the GCN 1.2 GPUs versus using the generic xf86-video-modesetting driver.
GLAMOR, the X.Org means of doing 2D acceleration over OpenGL, is going through a period of more clean-ups as Broadcom's Eric Anholt looks to further boost its performance on the Raspberry Pi VC4 driver.
A number of GLAMOR commits landed today within the X.Org Server Git repository.
One year after X.Org members voted to join the SPI, which failed over not enough votes, that vote is expected to come up again next month.
Whenever posting news items about the X.Org Foundation, it's common to routinely see a few comments about "let X.org die already!", "Wayland is the future!", and other similar remarks.
David Airlie's latest interesting Linux graphics patch series is about GLAMOR, the means of providing 2D acceleration in a hardware-independent manner over OpenGL.
It looks like a miracle happened just in time for X.Org.
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