With the recent news of X.Org possibly losing its valuable domain, many have commented in our forums and elsewhere how this could have possibly happened... However, in reality, it is sadly not much of a surprise.
Unless there's a miracle, the X.Org Foundation stands to lose one of its biggest assets: its single-letter domain name.
The maturing of Wayland (and Mir) as well as external projects like libinput have clearly had an impact on the X.Org Server's development... In 2015 there were fewer xorg-server commits than any year since 2003. Other indicators also point to dramatically slower X Server development.
Laércio de Sousa has published the seventh revision of patches to X.Org's KDrive and Xephyr for finishing up support for having full single-GPU, multi-seat capabilities in Xephyr.
Five years ago was work on threaded input for the X.Org Server, but it never ended up being merged. Now, Keith Packard has revised the patches and is looking to land the support.
It looks like the Direct Rendering Infrastructure 1 (DRI1) might have met its death sentence in the X.Org Server.
A lot of new code was pushed into X.Org Server Git today.
Intel's X.Org DDX driver has now been patched with the PCI IDs for Kabylake, the successor to Skylake that's due out in 2016.
The X.Org Foundation Board of Directors decided at yesterday's bi-weekly board meeting to go ahead with a plan to host XDC2016 in Helsinki, Finland.
X.Org Server 1.18 was supposed to be a quick release but ended up being drawn out into a longer release cycle than normal. However, today xorg-server 1.18.0 is now available under the "Moussaka" codename.
With X.Org Server 1.18 RC2 finally shipping yesterday, it's partially due to a revised policy around commit rights to the X.Org Server.
Adam Jackson at Red Hat announced today the release of X.Org Server 1.18 RC2 as the newest version of the xorg-server leading up to the final release.
It's been a while since last having anything to report on with the Pixman pixel manipulation library, but released yesterday was a new release candidate (v0.33.4) leading up to the Pixman 0.34 debut.
If you'd like to propose a location in Europe to host the X.Org Developers' Conference (XDC) next year and are willing to organize the event, the X.Org Foundation wants to hear from you.
X.Org Server 1.17 was released back in February while finally today two X.Org DDX drivers are finally shipping xorg-server 1.17 support in released form.
At last week's XDC2015 Toronto conference there was an update shared on the X.Org Foundation, which was nice to see since there hasn't been an "annual" report published since 2013, so this would be the next best thing...
Peter Hutterer shared with the X.Org Foundation members today that a new secretary has been elected.
While many users and developers out there are looking for a time when Wayland rules the Linux desktop, Keith Packard remains focused on bettering X11/X.Org and keeping it going.
Besides the highly sought after Nouveau status update and AMDGPU/Vulkan update, Lucas Stach talked today at XDC2015 Toronto about his work on the Etnaviv reverse-engineered driver.
To complement Google's Summer of Code, the X.Org Foundation has long held the Endless Vacation of Code (EVoC) as a year-round, passive event where the foundation would fund students to get involved with X.Org/Wayland/Mesa projects. Sadly, however, it's not been panning out and the rules are being tightened up even more due to past failures.
A portion of today at XDC2015 Toronto was devoted to Linux input matters.
There's an update on the state of atomic mode-setting for Linux, for those that didn't hear it earlier today at XDC2015 in Toronto.
XDC2015 Toronto is officially getting underway this morning as the annual conference about all things Linux graphics, input, Wayland, Mesa, and DRM!
While for many Phoronix readers it's been many years since being required to fiddle around with the X.Org Server's xorg.conf in order to configure your graphics adapter / monitor to get the X Server up and running, for 64-bit ARM (AArch64) a manual configuration may still be needed.
Tom Stellard, the organizer of this year's X.Org Developers' Conference, has passed along word that the tentative schedule for next week's conference is now available.
The XDC2015 conference is coming up in two weeks in Toronto, Canada, where there will be a wide-range of Linux graphics discussions.
While back in January, Keith Packard talked about X.Org Server 1.18 being a quicker release, it's turned out to be far from it.
This summer for Google Summer of Code, Junwang Zhao ported the virtual KMS drivers (Bochs and Cirrus) over to using the atomic mode-setting interfaces.
Dave Airlie recently implemented support for the Zaphod mode within the X.Org Server's xf86-video-modesetting driver.
Emacs is known to be a fully-customizable text-editor that can yield crazy abilities from playing games to emulating vi/vim to being an "OS inside an OS" with Emacs Lisp. The latest feature for Emacs is serving as an X Window Manager.
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