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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
X.Org 7.8 Will Not Come For A While

X.Org 7.7 was released last week and following the katamari's debut there was a brief discussion about plans for X.Org 7.8. While it was quick to be discussed, don't expect X.Org 7.8 to come until late 2013.

16 June 2012 - X.Org Katamari - 7 Comments
X.Org Is Now A 501(c)3

The X.Org Foundation, which backs the development of the X11/X.Org Server and now a steward to other technologies like Mesa and Wayland, is a registered charitable organization.

12 June 2012 - X.Org Foundation - 15 Comments
X.Org 7.7 Goes Into FreeBSD, KMS Is Ready

While X.Org 7.7 was only released last week, this updated set of X packages have already worked their way into FreeBSD. The FreeBSD developers request your help in testing.

11 June 2012 - X.Org 7.7 Katamari - 9 Comments
Provider Object Support For RandR 1.5

The latest work by David Airlie for improving the X.Org infrastructure to handle modern GPU features (e.g. multi-GPUs, Optimus-like capabilities, etc) comes in the form of a proposed RandR protocol update.

10 June 2012 - Patches - 4 Comments
GLX_ARB_create_context Called For Pulling

The GLX extension for specifying at context-creation time what OpenGL version and context properties will be used may finally enter the X.Org Server, which is important in supporting newer versions of OpenGL under Linux.

9 June 2012 - GLX_ARB_create_context - 7 Comments

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