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RandR 1.5 paired with the latest X.Org Server advancements allows for GPU offloading and USB GPU hot-plugging under Linux. Here are some demos of this technology finally working.
19 June 2012 - RandR 1.5 - 19 Comments
X.Org 7.7 was released last week and following the katamari's debut there was a brief discussion about plans for X.Org 7.8. While it was quick to be discussed, don't expect X.Org 7.8 to come until late 2013.
16 June 2012 - X.Org Katamari - 7 Comments
The X.Org Foundation, which backs the development of the X11/X.Org Server and now a steward to other technologies like Mesa and Wayland, is a registered charitable organization.
12 June 2012 - X.Org Foundation - 15 Comments
While X.Org 7.7 was only released last week, this updated set of X packages have already worked their way into FreeBSD. The FreeBSD developers request your help in testing.
11 June 2012 - X.Org 7.7 Katamari - 9 Comments
The latest work by David Airlie for improving the X.Org infrastructure to handle modern GPU features (e.g. multi-GPUs, Optimus-like capabilities, etc) comes in the form of a proposed RandR protocol update.
10 June 2012 - Patches - 4 Comments
The GLX extension for specifying at context-creation time what OpenGL version and context properties will be used may finally enter the X.Org Server, which is important in supporting newer versions of OpenGL under Linux.
9 June 2012 - GLX_ARB_create_context - 7 Comments
Keith Packard has set out his plans for releasing X.Org Server 1.13 this September. There's also some interesting plans expressed by David Airlie for what this update could potentially provide for Linux desktop users.
8 June 2012 - KeithP - 16 Comments
It's been a year and a half since the release of X.Org 7.6, but the X.Org 7.7 katamari was finally tagged today.
6 June 2012 - New Release - 6 Comments
Another X.Org Endless Vacation of Code (EVoC) proposal has been submitted. This time around the proposal concerns OpenCL testing in Mesa.
30 May 2012 - OpenCL
David Airlie has sent out a notice that soon he'll try to go forth with a pull request that will cause more API/ABI breakage for the X.Org Server.
29 May 2012 - Notice - 42 Comments
The first step of the X.Org Server API changes for the DDX drivers to allow for some more modern GPU driver functionality has landed in the mainline Git repository for the xorg-server.
24 May 2012 - DDX API - 8 Comments
After David Airlie brought up the new DDX driver API for the X.Org Server, a new discussion was born concerning the lack of patch review taking place for the X.Org Server.
17 May 2012 - X Server - 9 Comments
The new driver API for the X.Org Server that would finally allow for the X.Org stack to better compete with modern desktop drivers on Windows and Mac OS X, may actually see the light of day, prior to the Wayland push.
14 May 2012 - Finally - 16 Comments
For any unfortunate souls still stuck to crippled graphics hardware, there's five X.Org drivers that have been updated this weekend.
13 May 2012 - X.Org DDX - 13 Comments
The xf86-video-modesetting generic KMS-dependent driver for X.Org has been updated. Separately, the call for pulling the GLX_ARB_create_context support at long-last into the X.Org Server has been made.
10 May 2012 - xf86-video-modesetting - 1 Comment
The FreeBSD team working on X support have announced a set of X.Org updates to bring the FreeBSD package support to X.Org 7.5.2, which now includes Intel KMS support.
23 April 2012 - Finally! - 1 Comment
The X.Org 7.7 katamari is finally coming about following the recent launch of the X.Org Server 1.12.1 point release. X11R7.7 Release Candidate 1 was made available on Sunday night.
16 April 2012 - New X.Org
As reported previously on Phoronix, X.Org/Mesa/Wayland is no longer involved with Google's Summer of Code. Some changes have also been made concerning the project's independent Endless Vacation of Code.
31 March 2012 - Summer Coding - 6 Comments
The DRM render-nodes work has been revived. This DRM branch originally started out when working on support for enabling two X.Org Servers to run off of a single graphics card.
30 March 2012 - Render-Node - 7 Comments
X.Org developers are currently discussing the possibility to remove the KDrive, Xnest, and Xvfb technologies from the X.Org Server, citing that their functionality has been superseded by better alternatives and this could lead to trimming the xorg-server by over 30,000 lines of code.
27 March 2012 - X.Org Death - 58 Comments
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