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XDC2012 Shenanigans: Annual Caption Contest

For those not partaking in the XDC2012 Franconian beer hike today or at Oktoberfest in Munich, here's the annual Phoronix caption contest for the X.Org Developers' Conference.
22 September 2012 - Weekend Fun - 6 Comments

Programming Languages For X Applications

Bart Massey, an X.Org Foundation Board of Directors member and Portland State University employee, shared his opinions this week on programming languages for X applications and the web vs. the desktop.
22 September 2012 - Opinion - 36 Comments

X.Org Server 1.14: In March With New Features

Plans for the X.Org Server 1.14 release were laid this morning in Nürnberg, including a release date for this next feature release.
21 September 2012 - X.Org Server 1.14 - 8 Comments

The X Composite Window Manager With XtoQ

Another interesting talk at XDC2012 was the work going into XCWM, the X Composite Window Manager. This library along with an XtoQ component come out of academia and allows running X client windows as part of OS native windows on platforms like OS X, Windows, and Wayland.
21 September 2012 - XCWM

Plans For Better Testing Of The X.Org Server

Peter Hutterer has been working on more than just new X.Org input code where he's most well known for his work like MPX and Xi2, but recently at Red Hat he's been working on enhancing the testing process of the X.Org Server.
21 September 2012 - XDC2012

QXL Virtual Graphics Driver Hits New Milestone

A major release of the QXL X.Org graphics driver for virtualized environments has been made available and it's packing many changes.
21 September 2012 - New Release - 3 Comments

Hardware Independent X.Org Graphics Drivers

Aspirations towards hardware-independent accelerated X.Org graphics drivers were talked about at XDC2012.
21 September 2012 - Generic Drivers - 10 Comments

X.Org Joystick Driver Support Has Been Improving

This morning there was a talk at XDC2012 about the not often spoken of xf86-input-joystick driver for providing enhanced joystick device support on X.Org.
20 September 2012 - xf86-input-joystick - 3 Comments

X.Org EVoC: Still Looking For Student Developers

The X.Org Foundation is planning to continue their "Endless Vacation of Code" initiative and making improvements to this program that sponsors promising student developers to work on X.Org-related code projects.
20 September 2012 - X.Org EVoC - 2 Comments

Live Video Stream From XDC2012

The live video stream from XDC2012 in Germany should now be working.
20 September 2012 - XDC2012

Planning Out The DRI3 Implementation Details

If you didn't hear yesterday, DRI3 was planned out and it all came together on the fly after developers began talking of a "Direct Rendering Infrastructure 3" while enjoying beers the night prior.
20 September 2012 - DRI3 - 8 Comments

DRI3 Was Just Proposed On The Fly From XDC2012

While Keith Packard and Eric Anholt were enjoying beers and Schweinshaxe last night as the X.Org gathering began, ideas for DRI3 were hashed out. Discussions about this DRI2 successor then continued today at XDC2012.
19 September 2012 - DRI3 - 11 Comments

XDC2012 Begins To Advance X.Org, Wayland, Mesa

The XDC2012 conference began today in Nürnberg where future improvements and other features for the X.Org Server, Wayland, Mesa, and other components are being discussed for the remainder of the week.
19 September 2012 - XDC2012 - 8 Comments

Mode-Setting Driver Can Now Be An Output Slave

The xf86-video-modesetting v0.5.0 driver was released on Thursday with a few important changes.
14 September 2012 - xf86-video-modesetting

Dynamic GPU Power-Off Support For DRM Drivers

One week after X.Org Server 1.13 was released with PRIME support plus drivers beginning to support this new technology for secondary/hot-plug/hybrid GPU handling, support is finally coming to actually power-off the secondary GPU.
10 September 2012 - GPU Power Off

X.Org Server 1.13 Released With Massive Changes

After being in development for the past half-year, and at a time when much of the ongoing Linux desktop activity for the display server/stack is being focused on Wayland, X.Org Server 1.13 was released this evening. For a change, X.Org Server 1.13 does actually pack a number of promising new features.
5 September 2012 - xorg-server 1.13.0 - 11 Comments

New X.Org Server Is Codenamed "Iced Tea"

Not to be confused with the Java Iced Tea project, which happened to have a new release today, Keith Packard tagged the new X.Org Server under a "Iced Tea" codename.
5 September 2012 - X.Org Server 1.13

Two Weeks To X.Org XDC2012 Nürnberg

There's just two weeks to go until the annual X.Org Developers' Conference (XDC), which this year will be taking place in Nürnberg, Germany.
5 September 2012 - Two-Week Reminder

DRI2 Offloading Support Hits The X.Org Drivers

David Airlie's work on DRI2 PRIME offloading and RandR provider objects for allowing features like NVIDIA Optimus to finally work is finally about ready.
3 September 2012 - Finally!! - 6 Comments

X.Org Integration Test Suite For Spotting Regressions

Peter Hutterer has been working on an X Integration Test Suite for better spotting regressions within the X.Org Server and input check by running some integration tests, including the sending of virtual events to the xorg-server.
28 August 2012 - X.Org Testing

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