X.Org News Archives
After looking earlier today at development statistics for Wayland's Weston, here's a fresh look at the work going into the X.Org Server.
19 May 2014 - xserver - 24 Comments
There's been several high profile open-source security bugs uncovered recently from the well known OpenSSL heartbleed bug to an issue with the Linux kernel. Unfortunately, there's more to report today, but this time in the space of X.Org with multiple security issues that have been present going back to X11R5, which was released in 1991.
13 May 2014 - X.Org Security - 17 Comments
The latest X.Org driver update for the Synaptics touch hardware is now available.
12 May 2014 - xf86-input-synaptics 1.8.0 - 1 Comment
The Freedreno X.Org driver has been updated and offers up various bug-fixes and 2D acceleration for this Qualcomm Adreno display driver.
6 May 2014 - xf86-video-freedreno - 6 Comments
The open-source X.Org driver for the ancient ATI Rage 128 graphics processors has been revived in recent months.
5 May 2014 - xf86-video-r128 - 24 Comments
We have known for a while now that XDC2014 will happen in Bordeaux, France. Today the official call for presentations/papers has finally been issued along with other details on this upcoming Linux graphics conference.
1 May 2014 - XDC2014 - 12 Comments
Following the recent concerns about breakage with the X.Org Server 1.16 ABI, upstream developers have gone ahead and bumped the video driver ABI version.
1 May 2014 - ABI 18
A second development snapshot of the xf86-input-synaptics DDX driver is now available with some changes to improve its touchpad support for modern laptops and ultrabooks.
30 April 2014 - xf86-input-synaptics
A late breakage to the X.Org Server 1.16 ABI is resulting in (arguably rightful) concern by the proprietary driver developers at NVIDIA.
29 April 2014 - xorg-server 1.16 - 24 Comments
Peter Hutterer of Red Hat released an updated xf86-input-evdev driver on Monday for improving this common X.Org input driver.
29 April 2014 - xf86-input-evdev
The generic xf86-video-modesetting DDX driver that's designed to work universally across Linux KMS drivers now has support for sever-managed file-descriptors, which will help this driver work on non-root X Servers.
28 April 2014 - Server Managed FDs - 1 Comment
For those interested in the performance of GLAMOR 2D acceleration that's accelerated via OpenGL, Keith Packard has written a new blog post on the topic.
27 April 2014 - GLAMOR - 17 Comments
A student out of Africa is hoping to develop OpenGL 4.0+ test cases for Mesa's Piglit for the X.Org Foundation as part of an Endless Vacation of Code project.
22 April 2014 - EVoC
There's stable release updates out this Sunday evening for the X.Org Server.
13 April 2014 - X.Org Updates
While many are still busy working through fallout of the OpenSSL Heartbleed bug within organizations, on a separate but security related note, kernel developers specializing in the Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) graphics drivers are working to beef up their own driver security.
11 April 2014 - Graphicsbleed - 11 Comments
Keith Packard has released xorg-server 188.8.131.522 this afternoon with the X.Org Server 1.16 feature merge window having been closed.
8 April 2014 - X.Org Server 1.16 - 2 Comments
As anticipated, X.Org Server 1.16 when released this summer will feature initial support for XWayland.
4 April 2014 - XWayland - 21 Comments
Improvements have landed so far into the Intel and Radeon X.Org drivers for better allowing the X.Org Server to run without root privileges.
3 April 2014 - X.Org - 11 Comments
A useful tip shared by X.Org input expert Peter Hutterer is that with today's GNOME 3.12 release the GNOME Display Manager is no longer writing X.Org Server logs to the file but is being stored within systemd's journal.
27 March 2014 - Xorg.0.log - 10 Comments
It looks like with the X.Org Server 1.16 release this summer there might finally be XWayland support for providing legacy X11 support within Wayland environments.
26 March 2014 - XWayland - 12 Comments
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