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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

X.Org Foundation Confirms 501(c)(3) Status

The X.Org Foundation has finally officially announced to their members and the public via their web-site that they're now a 501(c)(3) organization.
21 July 2012 - Non-Profit - 4 Comments

A Round Of 27 X.Org Graphics Driver Updates

David Airlie has published another round of X.Org graphics driver updates.
17 July 2012 - X.Org Drivers July - 4 Comments

Silicon Motion Extends Linux Graphics Driver

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

X.Org Server 1.13 RC1 Packs In Many Changes

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

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

New GPU "Output Slaves" Patches Posted

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 Works: GPU Offloading, USB Hotplugging

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 7.8 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

DRI2 Offload Slaves, Output Slaves For September

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

X.Org 7.7 Katamari Finally Surfaces

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 EVoC Proposal - OpenCL

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

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