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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

Mode-Setting Driver Can Now Be An Output Slave

The xf86-video-modesetting v0.5.0 driver was released on Thursday with a few important changes.
14 September 2012 - xf86-video-modesetting

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

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

New X.Org Server Is Codenamed "Iced Tea"

Not to be confused with the Java Iced Tea project, which happened to have a new release today, Keith Packard tagged the new X.Org Server under a "Iced Tea" codename.
5 September 2012 - X.Org Server 1.13

Two Weeks To X.Org XDC2012 Nürnberg

There's just two weeks to go until the annual X.Org Developers' Conference (XDC), which this year will be taking place in Nürnberg, Germany.
5 September 2012 - Two-Week Reminder

DRI2 Offloading Support Hits The X.Org Drivers

David Airlie's work on DRI2 PRIME offloading and RandR provider objects for allowing features like NVIDIA Optimus to finally work is finally about ready.
3 September 2012 - Finally!! - 6 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

XDC: Hardware-Independent Graphics Driver & More

With less than one month to go until the XDC2012 summit and the X.Org Franconian Beer Hike, the schedule for this annual development event is beginning to come together.
24 August 2012 - XDC2012 - 4 Comments

New X.Org Server 1.13 RC Bumps The ABI

Keith Packard released the X.Org Server 1.12.99.905 release on Tuesday, another release candidate of the forthcoming xorg-server 1.13.
22 August 2012 - ABI Bump - 15 Comments

Hacking On An X.Org Driver For The First Time

After bringing EXA acceleration to the ATI Rage R128 driver, Connor Behan has shared his experiences doing this as a first time X.Org driver developer.
20 August 2012 - X.Org Experience - 2 Comments

A Book On Linux Graphics Driver Development

Next month in Nürnberg prior to the start of XDC2012, X.Org developers hope to get together and write a book about graphics driver development.
18 August 2012 - X.Org Developers - 14 Comments

X.Org Foundation Joins Open Invention Network

The X.Org Foundation has joined the Open Invention Network.
10 August 2012 - OIN Patents - 2 Comments

X.Org Server 1.13 Nears: Baking Cookies

The non-critical bug window for X.Org Server 1.13 is now closed and Keith Packard has announced the release of xorg-server 1.12.99.904.
8 August 2012 - X.Org Server 1.13 - 3 Comments

Basic Texture Support, Multi-Tile For Freedreno

The open-source Freedreno driver -- the reverse-engineered creation for supporting the Adreno-based Qualcomm's Snapdragon graphics hardware -- picked up a few more features this weekend.
6 August 2012 - Freedreno - 1 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

Xi Graphics' Proprietary X Server, Drivers Have Faded Away

Xi Graphics, the company that once developed proprietary X Servers and graphics drivers for Linux and UNIX platforms, has faded away.
2 August 2012 - Xi Graphics - 7 Comments

Pixman Keeps On Pushing & Optimizing Pixels

Pixman 0.27.2 has been released and it offers up more features.
1 August 2012 - Pixman Release - 8 Comments

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