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X.Org Multi-Touch Support Finally Set To Land

Multi-touch support is finally ready for the X.Org world! Peter Hutterer has submitted the patches for X.Org Server 1.12 that deliver on multi-touch support with the X Input 2.2 extension.
14 December 2011 - YES!! - 6 Comments

X.Org 7.7 Katamari Coming With X.Org Server 1.12 In March

As talked about a few weeks ago, the release schedule of X.Org Server 1.12 has changed, except not for technical reasons and only to workaround Keith Packard's holiday. Rather than releasing in February, it's now been decided to release in March and to include X Input 2.2 with Multi-Touch support. The X.Org 7.7 Katamari is also being cooked up for March.
9 December 2011 - Details

Prost! 2012 X.Org Developers' Summit In Bavaria!

The X.Org Board of Directors has decided this afternoon the location of the 2012 X.Org Developers' Summit. Proposals were submitted for Dublin and N├╝rnberg, but in the end the board elected to go with the Bavarian location.
8 December 2011 - XDS2012 - 6 Comments

Racing To Finish X.Org Multi-Touch Support

Peter Hutterer has provided an update on the state of X.Org multi-touch support as he hopes to have this input feature ready for integration into the next X.Org Server release.
7 December 2011 - For Next X Server - 5 Comments

X.Org Server 1.12 Will Likely Have X Input 2.2

X Input 2.2 will likely be merged into X.Org Server 1.12.
28 November 2011 - New Version - 2 Comments

Virtual CRTCs Are Brought Up Again

The discussion surrounding Virtual CRTCs has been renewed.
25 November 2011 - Virtual CRTCs - 4 Comments

An X.Org Server 1.12 Snapshot Arrives

The first development snapshot of X.Org Server 1.12 is now available for interested testers.
22 November 2011 - New Release - 1 Comment

Replacing The Mac OS X XQuartz DDX In X.Org

There's a new project to replace the XQuartz DDX, as used by Apple Mac OS X, with the stock XFree86 DDX using a dummy video driver.
13 November 2011 - New Project - 1 Comment

A Change For Glamor X.Org Acceleration

The plan is for Glamor, an OpenGL-based acceleration method for X.Org drivers and common driver, to ship as a Glamor rendering library and a Glamor EGL support library.
12 November 2011 - GL-Based

X.Org Server 1.11.2 Released

The second point release of X.Org Server 1.11 is now available.
5 November 2011 - New Release

Experimental Code Published For Virtual CRTCs

If you're interested in multi-GPU rendering, capabilities for DisplayLink-like devices, or NVIDIA Optimus / MUX-less hybrid graphics switching, here's some news worth reading about virtual CRTCs.
3 November 2011 - Kernel Code - 38 Comments

First Phase Of X.Org GPU Hot-Plugging Works

David Airlie has demonstrated success in the first phase of his X.Org GPU/driver hot-plugging work, which eventually may lead to proper dynamic GPU switching under X.
22 October 2011 - Plus Video Demo - 9 Comments

Drafting Plans For X12, The X11 Successor

While it's likely in the next two to three years that the Wayland Display Server will play a pivotal role on the Linux desktop, the X11 Server isn't going away immediately. There's still legacy X applications that must run, uncertainty about what Solaris/BSD will do for their display server due to their graphics driver shortcomings, and other uncharted issues. It's possible that X12, an improved version of the X11 protocol, could even be developed.
16 October 2011 - Discussion - 83 Comments

New, Generic X.Org KMS Driver Work

David Airlie has announced new work on the xf86-video-modesetting driver, which aims to be a generic X.Org (DDX) driver that will take advantage of the generic parts of the Linux KMS (kernel mode-setting) APIs so that any GPU should be supported.
30 September 2011 - Modesetting - 4 Comments

Glamor Project Is Called To Be Merged Into X.Org Server

Glamor, an open-source project that up until now has received little community attention or public acknowledgement outside of its small development group, has now been called to be merged into the X.Org Server. But what is Glamor?
27 September 2011 - OpenGL - 8 Comments

X.Org Server 1.11.1 Brings Two Brown-Bag Fixes

Jeremy Huddleston released xorg-server 1.11.1 a few hours ago. This release was done since two "brown-bag" issues were found in X.Org Server 1.11.0, which was released just one month ago.
24 September 2011 - First Point - 2 Comments

Last Call For The X.Org/Linux Graphics Survey

It's your last chance to participate in the 2011 Linux Graphics Survey.
23 September 2011 - LGS2011 - 1 Comment

A Major Rework To The X.Org Video Driver ABI

One of the mailing list threads I've been trying to catch up on this week while at Oktoberfest is the heated discussion about merging video/input drivers back into the X.Org Servers. This discussion was started at the XDC2011 conference, but there's many e-mails being exchanged from more parties not in favor of merging the drivers into the xorg-server tree or wishing to see other developmental process changes.
22 September 2011 - David Airlie - 27 Comments

TI Proposes A Low-Level Linux Display Framework

Texas Instruments has proposed a new low-level display framework for Linux.
17 September 2011 - Texas Instruments - 2 Comments

The Fight Over Merging Drivers Back Into X Server

The debate that started back up again this week at XDC2011 Chicago about merging drivers back into the X.Org Server has now moved online. Jesse Barnes has published the pros / cons that were mentioned at the X.Org Developers' Conference this week to the X.Org development mailing list for developers to now debate the idea online. This has been a hotly disputed matter for the past two years.
16 September 2011 - Online - 26 Comments

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