X.Org News Archives
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
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
The XAA 2D acceleration architecture is finally set to be stripped out of X.Org Server 1.13 and upstream open-source X.Org drivers.
18 January 2012 - XAA Acceleration - 87 Comments
The X.Org Foundation has been quietly paying a developer to better the OpenCL support within Gallium3D.
28 December 2011 - It's Being Worked On
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
Ian Romanick has published his patch-set for the necessary X.Org Server changes to support the GLX_ARB_create_context for OpenGL 3.0. Keith Packard has also announced the X.Org Server 1.12 merge window will close on Christmas.
24 December 2011 - Merge Window - 5 Comments
There was a new documentation drop this week that consisted of data-sheets and other programming documentation for the 2D, 3D, and MPEG engines of a mobile GPU.
23 December 2011 - Programming Docs - 2 Comments
While the X Input 2.2 / Multi-Touch code was merged into X.Org Server 1.12 today, still missing is RandR 1.4 support as sought after by NVIDIA driver users, among other Linux desktop users.
22 December 2011 - Scheisse....
David Airlie has achieved a bit more success in his GPU "PRIME" work to provide graphics processor hot-plugging support under Linux with the X.Org Server.
22 December 2011 - PRIME Christmas - 2 Comments
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
One month has passed since the first X.Org Server 1.12 snapshot was released, but now a new development version has landed.
18 December 2011 - New Version
X.Org Server 1.11.3 was released by Apple's Jeremy Huddleston prior to starting the weekend.
17 December 2011 - New X - 10 Comments
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
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