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Sadly, Two X.Org GSoC Projects Already Failed

Two Google Summer of Code projects for the X.Org Foundation have already failed.
27 June 2014 - GSoC - 17 Comments

X.Org Server 1.15.2 Released

For those habitually upgrading their X.Org Server code or packaging the xorg-server for a repository, the 1.15.2 release is now available.
27 June 2014 - xorg-server

X.Org's Generic Mode-Setting Driver Updated

Version 0.9.0 of the X.Org's xf86-video-modesetting driver, which provides a universal DDX for systems with a DRM/KMS display driver, has been updated.
26 June 2014 - xf86-video-modesetting 0.9.0

The X Window System Turns 30 Years Old Today

It was on this day 30 years ago that the X Window System was first announced.
19 June 2014 - X Windows - 15 Comments

Fedora Rawhide Can Now Run The X.Org Server Without Root Rights

Following a lot of work by Hans de Goede at Red Hat, Fedora Rawhide now supports running the X.Org Server without root rights.
16 June 2014 - Root-less - 15 Comments

"Shatter" Might Finally Materialize For The X.Org Server

The long-standing X.Org Server "Shatter" project might finally be revived by a student developer as an ultimate replacement to Xinerama.
12 June 2014 - Shatter - 7 Comments

Linux GPU Drivers Prepare For Global Thermo-Nuclear War

Atomic mode-setting and nuclear page-flipping is becoming a reality within the open-source Linux graphics stack.
5 June 2014 - Global Thermo-Nuclear War - 26 Comments

X.Org Server "Strawberry Shortcake" Released

Keith Packard has made available the latest development version of X.Org Server 1.16.
5 June 2014 - xorg-server 1.15.99.903 - 9 Comments

DRI3 & Present Support Finally Land Within Intel's Driver

Support for Direct Rendering Infrastructure 3 and the Present Extension are finally supported by the mainline Intel X.Org graphics driver.
2 June 2014 - DRI3 - 13 Comments

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

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