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New DDX X.Org Server API Changes Are Pushed

The first step of the X.Org Server API changes for the DDX drivers to allow for some more modern GPU driver functionality has landed in the mainline Git repository for the xorg-server.
24 May 2012 - DDX API - 8 Comments

X.Org: "A Wasteland of Unreviewedness"

After David Airlie brought up the new DDX driver API for the X.Org Server, a new discussion was born concerning the lack of patch review taking place for the X.Org Server.
17 May 2012 - X Server - 9 Comments

The New X.Org Server Driver API Is Coming

The new driver API for the X.Org Server that would finally allow for the X.Org stack to better compete with modern desktop drivers on Windows and Mac OS X, may actually see the light of day, prior to the Wayland push.
14 May 2012 - Finally - 16 Comments

Five Updates For Vintage X.Org Drivers

For any unfortunate souls still stuck to crippled graphics hardware, there's five X.Org drivers that have been updated this weekend.
13 May 2012 - X.Org DDX - 13 Comments

The Generic Mode-Setting Driver Updated

The xf86-video-modesetting generic KMS-dependent driver for X.Org has been updated. Separately, the call for pulling the GLX_ARB_create_context support at long-last into the X.Org Server has been made.
10 May 2012 - xf86-video-modesetting - 1 Comment

FreeBSD Gets A New X.Org With Intel KMS

The FreeBSD team working on X support have announced a set of X.Org updates to bring the FreeBSD package support to X.Org 7.5.2, which now includes Intel KMS support.
23 April 2012 - Finally! - 1 Comment

X.Org 7.7 Release Candidate 1 Finally Emerges

The X.Org 7.7 katamari is finally coming about following the recent launch of the X.Org Server 1.12.1 point release. X11R7.7 Release Candidate 1 was made available on Sunday night.
16 April 2012 - New X.Org

X.Org GSoC Is Indeed Dead, But There Is EVoC

As reported previously on Phoronix, X.Org/Mesa/Wayland is no longer involved with Google's Summer of Code. Some changes have also been made concerning the project's independent Endless Vacation of Code.
31 March 2012 - Summer Coding - 6 Comments

DRM Render-Nodes Work Back Underway

The DRM render-nodes work has been revived. This DRM branch originally started out when working on support for enabling two X.Org Servers to run off of a single graphics card.
30 March 2012 - Render-Node - 7 Comments

KDrive, Xnest, Xvfb Called For Removal From X.Org

X.Org developers are currently discussing the possibility to remove the KDrive, Xnest, and Xvfb technologies from the X.Org Server, citing that their functionality has been superseded by better alternatives and this could lead to trimming the xorg-server by over 30,000 lines of code.
27 March 2012 - X.Org Death - 58 Comments

An Extremely Large Patch Hits The X.Org Server

Hitting the X.Org Server Git repository on Wednesday was an extremely large patch: 259,934 lines of code were removed with 264,651 lines of code being added, but don't get too excited.
22 March 2012 - Coding Style - 6 Comments

X.Org Was Not Accepted To GSoC 2012

Well, here's a surprise, Google has decided to not accept the X.Org Foundation into participating in this year's Google Summer of Code. Any students interested in contributing to X.Org / Mesa / Wayland over the summer will not be part of Google's annual arrangement.
17 March 2012 - Ouch! - 21 Comments

X.Org Foundation Elects New Board Members

Members of the X.Org Foundation have elected new members to their board of directors to oversee this project that's critical to the Linux desktop.
16 March 2012 - X.Org Board of Directories - 1 Comment

The Synaptics Driver That Does Multi-Touch, ClickPads

Following last weeks release of the new X.Org EvDev input driver that introduces support for multi-touch and smooth scrolling, the updated Synaptics input driver is now available for Linux users. Key features, of course, are multi-touch and ClickPads support.
14 March 2012 - Goes Into RC - 15 Comments

X.Org's XDS2012 Will Celebrate 25 Years Of X11

Some new details have emerged concerning the 2012 X.Org Developers' Summit, which will take place this September and commemorate 25 years of X11.
11 March 2012 - XDS2012 - 15 Comments

New evdev Handles Multi-Touch, Smooth Scrolling

Following the release of X.Org Server 1.12 earlier in the week, the evdev input driver has been updated and released. The two big features for this common input X.Org driver is to take advantage of multi-touch and smooth scrolling, which is now supported by the latest X Input extension updates.
8 March 2012 - xf86-input-evdev - 3 Comments

Plugging X.Org GPU Hot-Plugging Into Mainline

Earlier today was the first round of comments by David Airlie regarding the finishing and up-streaming of his X.Org GPU hot-plugging support. This allows for new GPUs to be dynamically added to a running X.Org Server environment.
6 March 2012 - Mainlining It - 2 Comments

A Java-Based X11 Server Comes To Android

An X Server written against the X11 protocol in Java has been made available for Google's Android platform.
6 March 2012 - New Port - 17 Comments

X.Org Server 1.12 Released With Multi-Touch

X.Org Server 1.12 is now officially available with X Input 2.2, which is the X Input extension update that formally introduces multi-touch support.
5 March 2012 - X Input 2.2 - 6 Comments

X.Org Board Elections Get Underway Tomorrow

From Monday through next week, X.Org members are able to vote for their choice of candidates to be seated on the X.Org Board of Directors.
4 March 2012 - X.Org BoD - 4 Comments

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