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An Extremely Large Patch Hits The X.Org Server

Hitting the X.Org Server Git repository on Wednesday was an extremely large patch: 259,934 lines of code were removed with 264,651 lines of code being added, but don't get too excited.
22 March 2012 - Coding Style - 6 Comments

X.Org Was Not Accepted To GSoC 2012

Well, here's a surprise, Google has decided to not accept the X.Org Foundation into participating in this year's Google Summer of Code. Any students interested in contributing to X.Org / Mesa / Wayland over the summer will not be part of Google's annual arrangement.
17 March 2012 - Ouch! - 21 Comments

X.Org Foundation Elects New Board Members

Members of the X.Org Foundation have elected new members to their board of directors to oversee this project that's critical to the Linux desktop.
16 March 2012 - X.Org Board of Directories - 1 Comment

The Synaptics Driver That Does Multi-Touch, ClickPads

Following last weeks release of the new X.Org EvDev input driver that introduces support for multi-touch and smooth scrolling, the updated Synaptics input driver is now available for Linux users. Key features, of course, are multi-touch and ClickPads support.
14 March 2012 - Goes Into RC - 15 Comments

X.Org's XDS2012 Will Celebrate 25 Years Of X11

Some new details have emerged concerning the 2012 X.Org Developers' Summit, which will take place this September and commemorate 25 years of X11.
11 March 2012 - XDS2012 - 15 Comments

New evdev Handles Multi-Touch, Smooth Scrolling

Following the release of X.Org Server 1.12 earlier in the week, the evdev input driver has been updated and released. The two big features for this common input X.Org driver is to take advantage of multi-touch and smooth scrolling, which is now supported by the latest X Input extension updates.
8 March 2012 - xf86-input-evdev - 3 Comments

Plugging X.Org GPU Hot-Plugging Into Mainline

Earlier today was the first round of comments by David Airlie regarding the finishing and up-streaming of his X.Org GPU hot-plugging support. This allows for new GPUs to be dynamically added to a running X.Org Server environment.
6 March 2012 - Mainlining It - 2 Comments

A Java-Based X11 Server Comes To Android

An X Server written against the X11 protocol in Java has been made available for Google's Android platform.
6 March 2012 - New Port - 17 Comments

X.Org Server 1.12 Released With Multi-Touch

X.Org Server 1.12 is now officially available with X Input 2.2, which is the X Input extension update that formally introduces multi-touch support.
5 March 2012 - X Input 2.2 - 6 Comments

X.Org Board Elections Get Underway Tomorrow

From Monday through next week, X.Org members are able to vote for their choice of candidates to be seated on the X.Org Board of Directors.
4 March 2012 - X.Org BoD - 4 Comments

ClickPad Support For The Synaptics Driver

Besides X Input 2.2 multi-touch, within the X.Org / Linux input world, one of the recent patch-sets going through several revisions with comments has been for introducing ClickPad support in the Synaptics driver.
3 March 2012 - Synaptics ClickPad - 5 Comments

X Input 2.2 Is Ready To Be Touched

It looks like X Input 2.2 with proper multi-touch support is ready to be shipped in the soon-to-be-released X.Org Server 1.12.
2 March 2012 - Multi-Touch - 3 Comments

The Fallback Mode-Setting Driver Is Improved

One week after the release of the new X.Org mode-setting driver there's another release with more changes.
24 February 2012 - xf86-video-modesetting

DRM Base PRIME Support Part Of VGEM Work

Remember the proof of concept PRIME multi-GPU rendering / GPU offloading work that was being hacked on two years ago? Work on it has been resurrected and could make it into the kernel when the VGEM driver is ready.
23 February 2012 - It Arrives - 1 Comment

Planning the X/Wayland Marriage, X Server 1.13

Keith Packard talked last weekend at FOSDEM about the imminent X.Org Server 1.12, the succeeding X.Org Server 1.13 release, and plans for bridging the X-to-Wayland migration.
9 February 2012 - KeithP Talks - 5 Comments

X Input 2.2 Multi-Touch Is Feeling Good

X.Org Server 1.12, which will be officially released in March, is looking good when it comes to proper multi-touch support as exposed via X Input 2.2.
8 February 2012 - X.Org Server 1.12 - 3 Comments

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

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