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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

Mir Display Server Gets A Demo Shell, New Demos

Canonical's Mir Display Server now has a simple demo shell as well as a multi-window compositing demo.
28 April 2013 - Mir Display Server - 19 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

DRI3000 Still Being Developed For New X.Org DRI

While there hasn't been too much news on the work recently, DRI3000 (DRI3) is still being developed.
13 April 2013 - DRI3000 - 9 Comments

2013 X.Org Board of Director Election Results

The 2013 X.Org Board of Director election results are now in for the four new board members responsible for stewarding the X.Org Foundation and related projects like Mesa and Wayland.
9 April 2013 - Board of Director

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

Atari, Amiga Improvements For X.org Xfbdev

A set of 18 patches were published on Wednesday to improve the X.Org's Xfbdev frame-buffer device X server for old Atari and Amiga hardware.
28 March 2013 - Support Improvements - 1 Comment

The X.Org Foundation Is Undecided About Mir

The X.Org Foundation hasn't firmly decided on their position of Canonical's Mir Display Server versus Wayland.
18 March 2013 - Mir vs. Wayland - 106 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

KMS Drivers To Unseat FBDEV For Embedded Linux

Laurent Pinchart talked at last month's Embedded Linux Conference about kernel mode-setting (KMS) and how it's beginning to unseat FBDEV for the dominant kernel display API for embedded systems.
9 March 2013 - KMS API

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

A KMS Driver Finally Comes For QEMU/QXL

David Airlie has published a Linux kernel mode-setting driver for the QXL virtual hardware device that's available via QEMU for virtualized environments.
6 March 2013 - QXL KMS - 5 Comments

X.Org Server 1.14 "Keemun Mao Feng" Released

Version 1.14 of the widely-used X.Org Server was released on Wednesday morning. While this is a six-month update to the X.Org Server, this time around it isn't a hugely exciting update.
6 March 2013 - Keemun Mao Feng - 5 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 - 154 Comments

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