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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
Cairo 1.12.4 Brings Worthwhile Changes

Taking a break from his crazy activity on the Intel driver and SNA acceleration architecture, Chris Wilson released today Cairo 1.12.4. There are some worthwhile changes and new features to this release making it worth the upgrade.

5 October 2012 - New Features - 8 Comments
DRM2 Proposed At XDC2012

Improvements to the Direct Rendering Manager were proposed on Friday during XDC2012.

22 September 2012 - Direct Rendering Manager 2 - 8 Comments
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
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 - Add A Comment
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 - Add A Comment
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
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
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 - Add A Comment
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

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