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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

XAA In X.Org Has Finally Met Its Executioner

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

X.Org EVoC Work On Gallium3D OpenCL

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

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

GLX_ARB_create_context, X.Org 1.12 Closing, Mesa 8.0 To Be Cut

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

Some Mobile GPU Documentation To End The Year

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

X Input 2.2 Is Merged, But RandR 1.4 Is Still M.I.A.

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....

X.Org Server GPU Hot-Plugging Moves Along

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

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

A Second Snapshot Of X.Org Server 1.12

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 Officially Releasd

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

X.Org Multi-Touch Support Finally Set To Land

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

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

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

X.Org Server 1.12 Will Likely Have X Input 2.2

X Input 2.2 will likely be merged into X.Org Server 1.12.
28 November 2011 - New Version - 2 Comments

Virtual CRTCs Are Brought Up Again

The discussion surrounding Virtual CRTCs has been renewed.
25 November 2011 - Virtual CRTCs - 4 Comments

An X.Org Server 1.12 Snapshot Arrives

The first development snapshot of X.Org Server 1.12 is now available for interested testers.
22 November 2011 - New Release - 1 Comment

Replacing The Mac OS X XQuartz DDX In X.Org

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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