X.Org News Archives
DRI3 Async Display Flipping For Linux, VBlank Syncing

While Mir and Wayland are the future of Linux desktop display serving, X11 isn't going to magically disappear in the near-term. X.Org Server releases will keep coming for maintaining support for existing X11 clients, other alternative operating systems and environments where Wayland/Mir don't work, etc. With the X.Org Server still having a future, Keith Packard has been working on some improvements.

24 July 2013 - X11 Support - 15 Comments
Canonical Posts X.Org, Driver Patches For XMir

Canonical last week posted 15 patches so Mesa could support their Mir Display Server and specifically the Mir EGL platform. Those patches haven't received many comments from upstream Mesa developers, but there were more than 200 comments in our forums. Over the night, Canonical has posted X.Org Server patches for supporting XMir plus the open-source driver patches so it can handle XMir with nested compositing.

22 July 2013 - Canonical XMir - 56 Comments
New Unified VMA Offset Manager, Render Node Patches

David Herrmann has a GSoC project for working on DRM render and mode-set nodes and so far he has been making great progress. On Sunday he posted his second revision of his unified VMA offset manager patch-set and DRM render node work.

7 July 2013 - Render/Mode-Set Nodes - Add A Comment
Kernel-Based X11 Server Claims 2x Performance Over X.Org

MicroXwin is an X.Org Server alternative for an X Windows System implementation for Unix/Linux desktop. The developers behind MicroXwin are claiming that by implementing their X Server in the kernel they are getting a 2x performance advantage while using less memory and being binary compatible with Xlib.

24 June 2013 - MicroXwin - 45 Comments
X.Org Foundation BoD Summaries

A pleasant and welcome change since this year's X.Org Foundation election is the return of meeting summaries for providing board members and the stakeholding desktop community with the results of each bi-weekly meeting.

30 May 2013 - Summaries - 2 Comments
Linux Desktop Security Could Be A Whole Lot Better

The security researcher that uncovered a host of X.Org security issues went beyond just evaluating the X.Org libraries and looked at other Linux desktop packages too. There's many security-related bugs outstanding within the Linux desktop ecosystem and Ilja van Sprundel believes "things could be better by several orders of magnitude."

23 May 2013 - Security - 40 Comments
X.Org Libraries Hit By Round Of Security Issues

It was just last month that there was an X.Org Server security issue dealing with hot-plugging of input devices. Being announced today is a new round of security problems, this time multiple issues dealing with X.Org client libraries.

23 May 2013 - X.Org Security - 27 Comments
X.Org, Mir Plans Are Made Up For Ubuntu 13.10

There's a virtual Ubuntu Developer Summit taking place this week to begin drafting plans for Ubuntu 13.10. This morning the initial road-map for the X.Org / Mesa graphics and display stack were discussed for the next Ubuntu Linux release.

14 May 2013 - Ubuntu 13.10 - 9 Comments
Pixman 0.30 Release Has Major Back-End Work

A major release of the Pixman rendering library happened on Wednesday. Pixman 0.30 now has some major back-end improvements and other changes to better the pixel manipulation software.

9 May 2013 - Pixman 0.30 - 2 Comments
First X.Org Server 1.15 Snapshot Released

Keith Packard has announced the release of xorg-server 1.14.99.1, the first X.Org Server 1.15 development snapshot ahead of the official release in the second half of 2013.

24 April 2013 - Development Snapshot - 10 Comments
Freedreno Driver Begins Work On Adreno A320

The open-source Freedreno driver that seeks to provide a fully open-source Qualcomm Adreno graphics driver for Linux with OpenGL ES acceleration by a Gallium3D driver, is beginning to support the Qualcomm GPU found within the Google Nexus 4.

14 April 2013 - Freedreno - 1 Comment
X.Org/Mesa Might Get Better GLAMOR, GLSL, Shatter

After a snafu yesterday with the Google Melange web-site not listing all participating organizations, it turns out that the X.Org Foundation is in for the 2013 Google Summer of Code. Here's some of the possible X.Org/Mesa projects that might see some attention this summer.

9 April 2013 - X.Org/Mesa - 2 Comments
Why Canonical Is Using Android Drivers For Ubuntu Mir

With Canonical's Mir Display Server for future releases of Ubuntu Linux, they are supporting Android's graphics layer and drivers rather than inventing their own solution, trying to push X.Org drivers, or demanding mobile graphics drivers modelled after the desktop Linux graphics stack. Why did they do this? Here's an explanation.

8 April 2013 - Android & Mir - 33 Comments
GLAMOR Acceleration Might Work On Newer X.Org

The widely-believed thought was X.Org Server 1.13 (or newer) wasn't working with the GLAMOR acceleration library to run 2D over OpenGL. GLAMOR is explicitly needed for AMD Radeon HD 7000 series acceleration support while it's an optional feature to the Intel driver. It turns out, however, that GLAMOR might already work with the latest X.Org Server.

12 March 2013 - X.Org Server - 26 Comments
Intel X.Org Driver Update Gets New Features

Chris Wilson of Intel OTC announced the release of the xf86-video-intel 2.21.4 X.Org driver on Monday morning. This new driver has clumsy PowerXpress integration, run-time detection of available CPU instruction sets, Haswell fix-ups, and more work on the SNA acceleration architecture.

11 March 2013 - xf86-video-intel 2.21.4 - 10 Comments
Ubuntu 13.04 Won't Get X.Org Server 1.14

Some of the X/Mesa plans for Ubuntu 13.04 and the future of Ubuntu graphics were announced today. Mesa 9.1 is coming but Ubuntu 13.04 won't be getting X.Org Server 1.14, in part due to Canonical's focus on Mir.

6 March 2013 - Ubuntu 13.04 - 12 Comments
Ubuntu Announces Mir, A X.Org/Wayland Replacement

Canonical has lift the lid on Mir, it's name for the display server they are designing in-house. Mir will replace the X.Org Server on Ubuntu and it's not based upon Wayland or any other existing display server project.

4 March 2013 - Display Server - 156 Comments

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