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Libinput X.Org Driver Updated With New Capabilities

Libinput is the input handling library that originated with Wayland but has since been adopted by Mir as well as X.Org when using the xf86-input-libinput handling driver. This xf86-input-libinput adaptation for X.Org Servers has seen a new release today.

9 February 2017 - xf86-input-libinput - 1 Comment
Awesome 4.0 Window Manager Released

Yet another open-source project pushing out a big release for the holidays is the Awesome Window Manager Framework. Awesome 4.0 was released today with some big changes for this open-source X11/X.Org window manager and incorporates about four years of changes since Awesome 3.5.

25 December 2016 - Awesome 4.0 - 8 Comments
X.Org Hit By New Round Of Security Issues, Multiple Libraries Affected

Back in 2013 we heard how X.Org security is worse than it looks and how for a period there were many X.Org security issues. It's been a while since last seeing a number of X.Org security vulnerabilities come about at once, but that's changed with this morning's disclosure.

4 October 2016 - X.Org Security Woes 2016 - 5 Comments
X.Org's GLAMOR 2D Performance Continues To Be Tuned

While GLAMOR has already been around for a number of years as a means of providing generic X11 2D acceleration over OpenGL for the X.Org Server, it's a seemingly never-ending process to optimize its code-paths for best performance. More improvements are en route for making GLAMOR 2D faster, which should especially be helpful for Raspberry Pi users making use of the VC4 driver stack on this very slow-speed hardware.

26 September 2016 - Faster GLAMOR 2D - 8 Comments
The Student Working On "Soft" FP64 Support Is Good News For Older GPUs

This summer the student developer Elie Tournier participated in Google Summer of Code to develop a "soft" double-precision floating-point library for Mesa. While GSoC is past, it appears he is committed to seeing this library through and getting into Mesa. With potential soft/emulated ARB_gpu_shader_fp64 support, this could be good news for those GPUs lacking real double precision support.

24 September 2016 - Emulated FP64 For GPUs - 16 Comments
XDC2016 Day 1: GLVND, Tizen Wayland/Vulkan, PRIME Sync

Covered so far today on Phoronix, the first day of XDC2016 Helsinki, were NVIDIA's work on Linux HDR support, how Google's Android Runtime on Chrome uses Wayland, and the NVIDIA surface allocation API debate continued as a prerequisite to seeing mainline NVIDIA Wayland support in the compositors. There were also other notable presentations today.

21 September 2016 - More Presentations - 1 Comment
Raspbian Likely To Use Firmware-Based KMS For Raspberry Pi As Temporary Measure

Eric Anholt has been working at Broadcom for more than two years to develop the "VC4" open-source Linux graphics driver stack consisting of the DRM/KMS kernel driver and VC4 Gallium3D driver in user-space. While there's been 2+ years of work and tons of progress made, it's still not feature-complete compared to the older proprietary driver and as an interim solution Eric has hacked up a firmware-based KMS path.

19 September 2016 - VC4 DRM - 7 Comments

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