With less than one month to go until the XDC2012 summit and the X.Org Franconian Beer Hike, the schedule for this annual development event is beginning to come together.
Keith Packard released the X.Org Server 188.8.131.525 release on Tuesday, another release candidate of the forthcoming xorg-server 1.13.
After bringing EXA acceleration to the ATI Rage R128 driver, Connor Behan has shared his experiences doing this as a first time X.Org driver developer.
Next month in Nürnberg prior to the start of XDC2012, X.Org developers hope to get together and write a book about graphics driver development.
The X.Org Foundation has joined the Open Invention Network.
The non-critical bug window for X.Org Server 1.13 is now closed and Keith Packard has announced the release of xorg-server 184.108.40.2064.
The open-source Freedreno driver -- the reverse-engineered creation for supporting the Adreno-based Qualcomm's Snapdragon graphics hardware -- picked up a few more features this weekend.
The X.Org Developers' Conference 2012 is happening next month. Unfortunately, continuing to reflect the hastily-managed organization, the board has now come up with a call for presentations.
Xi Graphics, the company that once developed proprietary X Servers and graphics drivers for Linux and UNIX platforms, has faded away.
Pixman 0.27.2 has been released and it offers up more features.
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.
David Airlie has published another round of X.Org graphics driver updates.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Another X.Org Endless Vacation of Code (EVoC) proposal has been submitted. This time around the proposal concerns OpenCL testing in Mesa.
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.
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