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X.Org Developers' Conference 2011 Approaches

Three weeks from today, the X.Org Developers' Conference, the annual meet-up of Linux graphics driver developers, will be taking place in Chicago. Here's the latest developments for this conference.
22 August 2011 - Three Weeks - 2 Comments

Texas Instruments Proposes Extending DRI2 For Video

Rob Clark of Texas Instruments has proposed to X.Org developers that the DRI2 protocol be extended so that overlays can display video content, as a possible replacement to X-Video or for a client-side X-Video API on top of DRI2.
19 August 2011 - New Ideas - 3 Comments

It's Time For The 2011 Linux Graphics Survey

It's time for the 2011 Linux Graphics Survey on Phoronix. Since 2007 (see the 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010 results) we have been running an annual Linux graphics survey. The purpose of this survey is to help graphics driver developers, software / application developers, and other organizations understand the hardware/software configurations and features currently being used by Linux desktop users. It's now time for the 2011 Linux Graphics Survey.
18 August 2011 - LGS 2011 - 16 Comments

One Month Until The X.Org Meeting In Chicago

We're now just one month away from the 2011 X.Org Developers' Conference (XDC2011) that's being hosted in Chicago, Illinois, United States.
11 August 2011 - XDC2011 - 3 Comments

X.Org Server 1.11 RC2 Is Released

Keith Packard has tagged X.Org Server 1.11 RC2. The X.Org Server 1.11 release is imminent and the RC2 marks the end of development except for critical fixes.
4 August 2011 - Nearing An End

Multiple X Servers For One Graphics Card, Again

One of the long sought after features of X.Org and the Linux graphics stack has been the ability to run multiple X Servers from a single graphics card. While this wouldn't be used by many, there are still many interested in seeing this feature request become a reality.
1 August 2011 - Still Sought After - 22 Comments

SystemD/Udev Multi-Seat Support For X.Org

Lennart Poettering has published patches this Sunday to provide support for udev/systemd multi-seat input device hot-plugging support for the X.Org Server.
17 July 2011 - Patches - 31 Comments

Two Months To The X.Org Chicago Conference

As I mentioned earlier this week on the X.Org mailing lists, there's just two months left until XDC2011, this year's X.Org Developers' Conference that I've been organizing. XDC2011 is taking place from the 12th to 14th of September in Chicago, Illinois, United States.
14 July 2011 - XDC2011

A Number Of X.Org Input Drivers Get Updated

For anyone still relying upon non-kernel non-evdev non-synaptics input drivers for X.Org on Linux, there's a number of new releases. Peter Hutterer has released six updated xf86-input drivers.
28 June 2011 - New Releases

Say Hello To XWayland & A New X.Org Video Driver

Corentin Chary has announced the release of XWayland and the new xf86-video-wlshm driver.
21 June 2011 - New Work - 4 Comments

Synaptics Gets Predictable Motion, Smooth Scrolling

Last week there was the release of a set of patches for X.Org that implement smooth-scrolling support for the X Server. These patches were released by Daniel Stone and today he's now released a set of patches that target the X.Org Synaptics input driver for implementing smooth scrolling, predictable motion, and better acceleration.
9 June 2011 - Linux Synaptics Driver - 8 Comments

Smooth Scrolling Targeted For X.Org Server 1.12

In early 2012 we can expect to see the release of X.Org Server 1.12 with various touch improvements and other input related work. Also being queued up for the 1.12 release is support for smooth scrolling.
3 June 2011 - Not X.Org Server 1.11 - 23 Comments

X.Org Server 1.11 RC1 Has Been Released

Just returning back from a brief holiday, Keith Packard has tagged X.Org Server 1.11 Release Candidate 1.
1 June 2011 - Fairly On Time - 4 Comments

X.Org Server 1.10.2 Brings A Bunch Of Bug-Fixes

Apple's Jeremy Huddleston has just released X.Org Server 1.10.2. This second point release was set to be released yesterday, but then there was fear of a regression causing a delay (turns out it's no longer reproducible), so now we have a holiday weekend release of xorg-server 1.10.2.
28 May 2011 - Holiday Release - 5 Comments

Northern Islands & Fermi Busted On Open-Source

Even with the likely release of the Linux 3.0 kernel, open-source graphics drivers continue to be a big problem for the Linux desktop. While they have improved a lot in recent years, for many Linux users they can cause horrific headaches. Recently it was mentioned on Phoronix that Intel Sandy Bridge is in bad shape for Ubuntu 11.04 and that it even broke upstream in Linux 2.6.39, but Intel's far from being the only driver experiencing a choppy boat ride.
25 May 2011 - Graphics Drivers Still Bugged - 22 Comments

X Server 1.11 Breaks The Video Driver ABI

While not exactly uncommon for a major X.Org Server update, the video driver ABI for the DDX drivers will break with the forthcoming xorg-server 1.11 release. This means that for those using the proprietary graphics drivers, namely the AMD Catalyst driver, you may be stuck waiting a couple of months for support.
23 May 2011 - For Your Information - 19 Comments

X Input 2.1 Not Coming Until X.Org Server 1.12

X Input 2.1 was originally talked about for X.Org Server 1.10 with its initial multi-touch implementation having been published back in late 2010.
12 May 2011 - X.Org - 3 Comments

Nouveau Gallium3D, LLVMpipe In Ubuntu 11.10?

Here's the next chapter of the X.Org / Mesa plans for Ubuntu 11.10, in continuation of the earlier X.Org / Mesa talks at UDS Budapest.
12 May 2011 - Possibly - 9 Comments

There's An X.Org Driver For Nested X Servers

Announced just hours ago on the X.Org development mailing list is recent work to create the xf86-video-nested driver. As implied by the name of the driver and the title of this news post, this is an X.Org video driver designed to run nested X.Org servers. In other words, X.Org on top of X.Org.
6 May 2011 - xf86-video-nested - 11 Comments

X.Org Developers Conference In Chicago

As I just announced to the X.Org mailing lists (I'm the organizer of this year's event), the 2011 X.Org Developers' Conference is taking place in Chicago, Illinois from the 12 to 15th of September.
1 May 2011 - Announced - 9 Comments

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