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XDC: Hardware-Independent Graphics Driver & More

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.
24 August 2012 - XDC2012 - 4 Comments

New X.Org Server 1.13 RC Bumps The ABI

Keith Packard released the X.Org Server 1.12.99.905 release on Tuesday, another release candidate of the forthcoming xorg-server 1.13.
22 August 2012 - ABI Bump - 15 Comments

Hacking On An X.Org Driver For The First Time

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.
20 August 2012 - X.Org Experience - 2 Comments

A Book On Linux Graphics Driver Development

Next month in N├╝rnberg prior to the start of XDC2012, X.Org developers hope to get together and write a book about graphics driver development.
18 August 2012 - X.Org Developers - 14 Comments

X.Org Foundation Joins Open Invention Network

The X.Org Foundation has joined the Open Invention Network.
10 August 2012 - OIN Patents - 2 Comments

X.Org Server 1.13 Nears: Baking Cookies

The non-critical bug window for X.Org Server 1.13 is now closed and Keith Packard has announced the release of xorg-server 1.12.99.904.
8 August 2012 - X.Org Server 1.13 - 3 Comments

Basic Texture Support, Multi-Tile For Freedreno

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.
6 August 2012 - Freedreno - 1 Comment

X.Org Foundation Issues Hasty CFP For XDC2012

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.
3 August 2012 - Call For Presentations - 26 Comments

Xi Graphics' Proprietary X Server, Drivers Have Faded Away

Xi Graphics, the company that once developed proprietary X Servers and graphics drivers for Linux and UNIX platforms, has faded away.
2 August 2012 - Xi Graphics - 7 Comments

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

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