X.Org News Archives
X.Org Server 1.12 Steps Closer To Release

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
GTK+ 3.4 For Multi-Touch May Come In GNOME 3.4

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
Responses To The Linux Desktop Security Problem

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
An Easy But Serious Screensaver Security Problem In X.Org

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
X.Org Server 1.12 RC1 Released With X Input 2.2

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
X Multi-Touch: Pointer Emulation, Getting Events

Peter Hutterer has supplied some detailed information about the new X.Org multi-touch support as supplied by X Input 2.2 and to be found in X.Org Server 1.12. This information concerns pointer emulation and getting the new input events.

22 December 2011 - X.Org Multi-Touch - 2 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 - Add A Comment
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
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
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

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