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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
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 - Add A Comment
X.Org Foundation Issues Hasty CFP For XDC2012

The X.Org Developers' Conference 2012 is happening next month. Unfortunately, continuing to reflect the hastily-managed organization, the board has now come up with a call for presentations.

3 August 2012 - Call For Presentations - 26 Comments
Dance Around The Fire: X.Org XAA Is Burned

Prior to closing the merge window for X.Org Server 1.13, Keith Packard pulled Daniel Stone's latest patches, which have killed off XAA acceleration support for DDX drivers.

10 July 2012 - XAA Is No More - 8 Comments
PRIME DRI2 Offloading Pulled Into X.Org Server

The X.Org Server 1.13 release for this September just got a lot more exciting now that David Airlie's patch-set for providing initial PRIME DRI2 off-loading and other modern GPU functionality was merged this weekend.

9 July 2012 - X.Org Server 1.13 - 13 Comments
Last Minute GLX Extensions For X.Org Server 1.13

While the GLX_ARB_create_context and GLX_ARB_create_context_profile extensions were already pulled into the GLX code for X.Org Server 1.13, with the merge window being extended to allow the landing of Airlie's RandR 1.5 work, a few more GLX extensions have now landed too.

5 July 2012 - New Extensions - 10 Comments
The New RandR Should Come To X Server 1.13

Keith Packard is pushing back the closing of the X.Org Server 1.13 merge window to next week in order to allow the new RandR patches to land, which is needed for the GPU hot-plugging support.

4 July 2012 - Change Of Plans - 6 Comments
To No Surprise, X.Org Server Progress Is Slowing

Last week I shared some statistics that showed the rate of Mesa / Gallium3D development is slowing down this year compared to year's prior. Today here's a set of stats looking at the X.Org Server development. This should come as less of a surprise, but the xorg-server development has also seen a large reduction in commits and overall activity.

4 July 2012 - Rate of Development - 7 Comments

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