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X.Org Server Commit Activity Continues Declining

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

More X.Org Security Vulnerabilities Published, Date Back To X11R5

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

Synaptics 1.8.0 X.Org Driver Released

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

Freedreno 1.1 Driver Runs With XA Acceleration

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

Open-Source ATI Rage 128 Driver Gets Revived

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

XDC2014 Bordeaux Conference Confirmed For Open Graphics Goodness

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

The X.Org Server Video ABI Gets Bumped

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

New X.Org Synaptics Driver Improves Touchpad Support

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

X.Org Server 1.16 ABI Breakage Causes Concern

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

X.Org's Evdev Driver Shows Off Improvements

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

xf86-video-modesetting Now Supports Server-Managed FDs

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

The Current Performance Of GLAMOR Acceleration

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

Another X.Org EVoC Proposed For OpenGL 4+ Tests

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

X.Org Server 1.14.6 & X.Org Server 1.15.1 Released

There's stable release updates out this Sunday evening for the X.Org Server.
13 April 2014 - X.Org Updates

Working Out "Serious Security Flaws" In DRM Drivers

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

X.Org Server 1.16 Merge Window Closes, Pre-Release Issued

Keith Packard has released xorg-server 1.15.99.902 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

Initial XWayland Support Merged For X.Org Server 1.16

As anticipated, X.Org Server 1.16 when released this summer will feature initial support for XWayland.
4 April 2014 - XWayland - 21 Comments

Intel, Radeon Drivers Become Friendly With Non-Root X Server

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

GNOME 3.12 Puts The X.Org Log In The Systemd Journal

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

Initial XWayland Support Looks To Land In X.Org Server 1.16

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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