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David Airlie has published another round of X.Org graphics driver updates.
17 July 2012 - X.Org Drivers July - 4 Comments
This week Silicon Motion fired off an email to the X.Org developers with a patch that introduces 38,463 lines of new code for their open-source Linux graphics driver.
11 July 2012 - Silicon Motion - 7 Comments
After pulling in a ton of changes, the merge window for X.Org Server 1.13 is now over and the first release candidate has been issued.
10 July 2012 - xorg-server 1.13 - 11 Comments
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
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
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
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
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
David Airlie has posted his latest set of 31 patches as he works to enable new features in the aging X.Org Server code-base.
20 June 2012 - New Feature - 12 Comments
RandR 1.5 paired with the latest X.Org Server advancements allows for GPU offloading and USB GPU hot-plugging under Linux. Here are some demos of this technology finally working.
19 June 2012 - RandR 1.5 - 19 Comments
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
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
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
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
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
Keith Packard has set out his plans for releasing X.Org Server 1.13 this September. There's also some interesting plans expressed by David Airlie for what this update could potentially provide for Linux desktop users.
8 June 2012 - KeithP - 16 Comments
It's been a year and a half since the release of X.Org 7.6, but the X.Org 7.7 katamari was finally tagged today.
6 June 2012 - New Release - 6 Comments
Another X.Org Endless Vacation of Code (EVoC) proposal has been submitted. This time around the proposal concerns OpenCL testing in Mesa.
30 May 2012 - OpenCL
David Airlie has sent out a notice that soon he'll try to go forth with a pull request that will cause more API/ABI breakage for the X.Org Server.
29 May 2012 - Notice - 42 Comments
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
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