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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
Some new details have emerged concerning the 2012 X.Org Developers' Summit, which will take place this September and commemorate 25 years of X11.
11 March 2012 - XDS2012 - 15 Comments
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
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
An X Server written against the X11 protocol in Java has been made available for Google's Android platform.
6 March 2012 - New Port - 17 Comments
X.Org Server 1.12 is now officially available with X Input 2.2, which is the X Input extension update that formally introduces multi-touch support.
5 March 2012 - X Input 2.2 - 6 Comments
From Monday through next week, X.Org members are able to vote for their choice of candidates to be seated on the X.Org Board of Directors.
4 March 2012 - X.Org BoD - 4 Comments
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
It looks like X Input 2.2 with proper multi-touch support is ready to be shipped in the soon-to-be-released X.Org Server 1.12.
2 March 2012 - Multi-Touch - 3 Comments
One week after the release of the new X.Org mode-setting driver there's another release with more changes.
24 February 2012 - xf86-video-modesetting
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
Keith Packard talked last weekend at FOSDEM about the imminent X.Org Server 1.12, the succeeding X.Org Server 1.13 release, and plans for bridging the X-to-Wayland migration.
9 February 2012 - KeithP Talks - 5 Comments
X.Org Server 1.12, which will be officially released in March, is looking good when it comes to proper multi-touch support as exposed via X Input 2.2.
8 February 2012 - X.Org Server 1.12 - 3 Comments
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
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
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
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
The XAA 2D acceleration architecture is finally set to be stripped out of X.Org Server 1.13 and upstream open-source X.Org drivers.
18 January 2012 - XAA Acceleration - 87 Comments
The X.Org Foundation has been quietly paying a developer to better the OpenCL support within Gallium3D.
28 December 2011 - It's Being Worked On
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
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