X.Org News Archives
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to remove the KDrive, Xnest, and Xvfb technologies from the X.Org Server, citing that their functionality has been superseded by better alternatives and this could lead to trimming the xorg-server by over 30,000 lines of code.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
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
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
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
ClickPad Support For The Synaptics Driver

Besides X Input 2.2 multi-touch, within the X.Org / Linux input world, one of the recent patch-sets going through several revisions with comments has been for introducing ClickPad support in the Synaptics driver.

3 March 2012 - Synaptics ClickPad - 5 Comments
DRM Base PRIME Support Part Of VGEM Work

Remember the proof of concept PRIME multi-GPU rendering / GPU offloading work that was being hacked on two years ago? Work on it has been resurrected and could make it into the kernel when the VGEM driver is ready.

23 February 2012 - It Arrives - 1 Comment
X.Org Server 1.12 Steps Closer To Release

Keith Packard released X.Org Server 1.12 RC2 in time for weekend testing. At the same time, Apple's Jeremy Huddleston released the X.Org Server 1.11.4 stable version.

28 January 2012 - New Version - 1 Comment
GTK+ 3.4 For Multi-Touch May Come In GNOME 3.4

Now that X Input 2.2 with Multi-Touch is merged into X.Org Server 1.12, which will be released by early March, it's time for the tool-kit and application developers to take advantage of the support. It looks like GNOME will be on the ball this time around with GTK+ 3.4 looking to handle multi-touch.

20 January 2012 - Soon To Merge - 3 Comments
Responses To The Linux Desktop Security Problem

Just about 24 hours ago I spread the news about a major vulnerability in X.Org / XKB that makes it trivial for anyone with physical access to a Linux-based desktop system to easily bypass any screensaver lock whether you're using GNOME, KDE, or most other desktop environments. So what's changed in the past day?

19 January 2012 - Some Progress - 14 Comments
An Easy But Serious Screensaver Security Problem In X.Org

I've been alerted this afternoon that there's an outstanding security vulnerability within the current X.Org Server that's receiving little attention. This active vulnerability could allow anyone with physical access to your system to easily bypass the desktop's screen lock regardless of your desktop environment.

18 January 2012 - Apparently So - 24 Comments
X.Org Server 1.12 RC1 Released With X Input 2.2

Keith Packard released the X.Org Server 1.12 release candidate last night. This marks the close of the merge window for the xorg-server 1.12 cycle as the final release is prepared for availability in March.

28 December 2011 - X Input 2.2 - 1 Comment
X Multi-Touch: Pointer Emulation, Getting Events

Peter Hutterer has supplied some detailed information about the new X.Org multi-touch support as supplied by X Input 2.2 and to be found in X.Org Server 1.12. This information concerns pointer emulation and getting the new input events.

22 December 2011 - X.Org Multi-Touch - 2 Comments

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