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Support For The X.Org State Tracker In R300g Killed

The X.Org state tracker target, which allows for providing basic 2D/EXA acceleration with the X.Org Server over GPU shaders using a generic Gallium3D state tracker, is no longer supported by the R300 Gallium3D driver. Support has been eliminated and the X.Org state tracker targets for other Gallium3D drivers might also be dropped.
14 January 2013 - R300 Gallium3D - 5 Comments

DRM Library Gets Improved Documentation

For those developers wishing to dive into the Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) world on Linux, committed to the libdrm tree are improved man pages that cover various areas of this key component to the open-source Linux graphics stack.
12 January 2013 - libdrm

X.Org @ FOSDEM 2013 Is Less Than One Month Away

There's less than a month to go until FOSDEM 2013 in Brussels, Belgium. The X@FOSDEM developers meeting of X.Org stakeholders will once again be taking place at this leading annual open-source conference for Europeans. Here's an interview with Luc Verhaegen sharing about what he'll be talking about with his Lima driver project.
10 January 2013 - Verhaegen - 1 Comment

Mode-Setting Driver Now Supports Virtual Connectors

The xf86-video-modesetting 0.6.0 driver has been released with support for virtual connectors and a couple of bug-fixes.
9 January 2013 - xf86-video-modesetting

X.Org Server 1.14 Development Closed, RC1 Released

Keith Packard announced the end of new development for X.Org Server 1.14 and has tagged xorg-server 1.14 Release Candidate 1.
19 December 2012 - X.Org Server 1.14 - 3 Comments

DRM Render Nodes Published, Better Graphics Security

A complete but experimental implementation of "render nodes" for the open-source Linux graphics stack has been published. After being discussed in months prior for advancing the Linux graphics stack to take care of some security holes, this render node implementation is slowly but surely nearing a state for merging to mainline.
18 December 2012 - DRI Render Nodes

X.Org Server 1.13.1 Pulls In The Fixes

Three months after the release of X.Org Server 1.13, the first point release is now available to provide additional bug-fixes.
14 December 2012 - xorg-server 1.13.1

X Input 2.3: Pointer Barrier Events, Barrier Releases

As written about last week, X Input 2.3 is being worked on for hopeful inclusion into X.Org Server 1.14.
10 December 2012 - X Input 2.3 - 1 Comment

X.Org Server 1.14 Feature Window Closing

The X.Org Server 1.14 merge window will soon be closing with this next xorg-server release being expected in March.
7 December 2012 - X.Org Server 1.14 - 7 Comments

X Input 2.3 Patches Bring Pointer Barrier Events

Peter Hutterer has published his patches for X Input 2.3, the next version of the X.Org Input extension that's likely to be merged into X.Org Server 1.14. The notable addition to X Input 2.3 is Pointer Barrier Events.
7 December 2012 - X Input 2.3

xf86-video-intel 2.20.15 Takes Care Of More Fixes

Chris Wilson is out with yet another Intel X.Org graphics driver update in the xf86-video-intel 2.20.x series.
3 December 2012 - Fixes - 2 Comments

Presenting The Common Display Framework

Laurent Pinchart has submitted patches seeking comments concerning the Common Display Framework, formerly being developed as the Generic Panel Framework.
23 November 2012 - RFC Patches - 8 Comments

Pixman 0.28 Packs In Major Features

The Pixman rendering library is out with a major new release that presents several interesting new features.
8 November 2012 - Pixman - 5 Comments

Visualizing X.Org Server, Mesa Development

After looking at Wayland's development history this weekend, uploaded today are some visualizations that reflect upon the X11 Server's development as well as Mesa.
5 November 2012 - X.Org Server - 2 Comments

Reading The Linux Graphics Driver How-To Book

For those wondering about the outcome of the Linux graphics driver development book that was worked on back in September prior to XDC2012, the book continues to be worked on a bit for those interested in reading it.
20 October 2012 - Linux Graphics Driver - 18 Comments

X.Org Foundation Revises Its Purpose

The X.Org Foundation has finally updated their Wiki page to reflect that they aren't only about the X Window System.
19 October 2012 - It's Not Only About X - 7 Comments

The Second DRM Pull For The Linux 3.7 Kernel

The second DRM pull request was submitted and subsequently pulled for the Linux 3.7 kernel.
8 October 2012 - Seconds - 1 Comment

OMAP DDX Driver Sees Improvements

Rob Clark has put out a new release of the Texas Instruments' xf86-video-omap X.Org DDX driver.
7 October 2012 - xf86-video-omap - 1 Comment

DMA-BUF With V4L2 Is Still A Work In Progress

Work on integrating support for DMA-BUF to import and export buffers from the Linux kernel V4L2 stack is still a work in progress.
7 October 2012 - V4L2-DMA-BUF

Passing File Descriptors Over The X Protocol Socket

Keith Packard has been working on support for passing file descriptors over the X protocol socket as part of the work of DRI-Next, a.k.a. the "DRI3" undertaking.
6 October 2012 - DRI-Next - 4 Comments

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