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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
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
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 Nürnberg, but in the end the board elected to go with the Bavarian location.
8 December 2011 - XDS2012 - 6 Comments
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 Input 2.2 will likely be merged into X.Org Server 1.12.
28 November 2011 - New Version - 2 Comments
The discussion surrounding Virtual CRTCs has been renewed.
25 November 2011 - Virtual CRTCs - 4 Comments
The first development snapshot of X.Org Server 1.12 is now available for interested testers.
22 November 2011 - New Release - 1 Comment
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
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
The second point release of X.Org Server 1.11 is now available.
5 November 2011 - New Release
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
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
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
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, 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
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
It's your last chance to participate in the 2011 Linux Graphics Survey.
23 September 2011 - LGS2011 - 1 Comment
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
Texas Instruments has proposed a new low-level display framework for Linux.
17 September 2011 - Texas Instruments - 2 Comments
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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