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One of the long sought after features of X.Org and the Linux graphics stack has been the ability to run multiple X Servers from a single graphics card. While this wouldn't be used by many, there are still many interested in seeing this feature request become a reality.
1 August 2011 - Still Sought After - 22 Comments
Lennart Poettering has published patches this Sunday to provide support for udev/systemd multi-seat input device hot-plugging support for the X.Org Server.
17 July 2011 - Patches - 31 Comments
As I mentioned earlier this week on the X.Org mailing lists, there's just two months left until XDC2011, this year's X.Org Developers' Conference that I've been organizing. XDC2011 is taking place from the 12th to 14th of September in Chicago, Illinois, United States.
14 July 2011 - XDC2011
For anyone still relying upon non-kernel non-evdev non-synaptics input drivers for X.Org on Linux, there's a number of new releases. Peter Hutterer has released six updated xf86-input drivers.
28 June 2011 - New Releases
Corentin Chary has announced the release of XWayland and the new xf86-video-wlshm driver.
21 June 2011 - New Work - 4 Comments
Last week there was the release of a set of patches for X.Org that implement smooth-scrolling support for the X Server. These patches were released by Daniel Stone and today he's now released a set of patches that target the X.Org Synaptics input driver for implementing smooth scrolling, predictable motion, and better acceleration.
9 June 2011 - Linux Synaptics Driver - 8 Comments
In early 2012 we can expect to see the release of X.Org Server 1.12 with various touch improvements and other input related work. Also being queued up for the 1.12 release is support for smooth scrolling.
3 June 2011 - Not X.Org Server 1.11 - 23 Comments
Just returning back from a brief holiday, Keith Packard has tagged X.Org Server 1.11 Release Candidate 1.
1 June 2011 - Fairly On Time - 4 Comments
Apple's Jeremy Huddleston has just released X.Org Server 1.10.2. This second point release was set to be released yesterday, but then there was fear of a regression causing a delay (turns out it's no longer reproducible), so now we have a holiday weekend release of xorg-server 1.10.2.
28 May 2011 - Holiday Release - 5 Comments
Even with the likely release of the Linux 3.0 kernel, open-source graphics drivers continue to be a big problem for the Linux desktop. While they have improved a lot in recent years, for many Linux users they can cause horrific headaches. Recently it was mentioned on Phoronix that Intel Sandy Bridge is in bad shape for Ubuntu 11.04 and that it even broke upstream in Linux 2.6.39, but Intel's far from being the only driver experiencing a choppy boat ride.
25 May 2011 - Graphics Drivers Still Bugged - 22 Comments
While not exactly uncommon for a major X.Org Server update, the video driver ABI for the DDX drivers will break with the forthcoming xorg-server 1.11 release. This means that for those using the proprietary graphics drivers, namely the AMD Catalyst driver, you may be stuck waiting a couple of months for support.
23 May 2011 - For Your Information - 19 Comments
X Input 2.1 was originally talked about for X.Org Server 1.10 with its initial multi-touch implementation having been published back in late 2010.
12 May 2011 - X.Org - 3 Comments
Here's the next chapter of the X.Org / Mesa plans for Ubuntu 11.10, in continuation of the earlier X.Org / Mesa talks at UDS Budapest.
12 May 2011 - Possibly - 9 Comments
Announced just hours ago on the X.Org development mailing list is recent work to create the xf86-video-nested driver. As implied by the name of the driver and the title of this news post, this is an X.Org video driver designed to run nested X.Org servers. In other words, X.Org on top of X.Org.
6 May 2011 - xf86-video-nested - 11 Comments
As I just announced to the X.Org mailing lists (I'm the organizer of this year's event), the 2011 X.Org Developers' Conference is taking place in Chicago, Illinois from the 12 to 15th of September.
1 May 2011 - Announced - 9 Comments
Jeremy Huddleston has tagged the first point release in the X.Org Server 1.10 series.
16 April 2011 - First Point - 6 Comments
Patches have been presented on the X.Org development mailing list that provide a number of fixes and improvements to the ill-loved xf86-video-sis, the SiS X.Org driver.
6 April 2011 - 15 Patches - 2 Comments
While student registration for this year's Google of Summer of Code (GSoC) has not yet commenced, it's looking quite hopeful for the X.Org / Mesa work this summer. There was an OpenGL 4.1 state tracker that was proposed and some developers are calling this too ambitious. Just days ago there was then a multi-GPU PRIME and hot-switching proposal. This though is not the end of the list.
19 March 2011 - Hmmmm
Last week a student developer from Belgium had proposed an OpenGL 4.1 state tracker for Gallium3D to be developed this summer as part of the X.Org / Mesa involvement with the annual Google Summer of Code. Under this proposal, OpenGL 4.1 would be implemented from scratch (Mesa / Gallium3D are currently only supportive of OpenGL 2.1 with limited support for OpenGL 3.0 extensions) without any dependence on Mesa; some of the well-known Mesa developers called this too ambitious, but it's unclear if the Belgian developer will still attempt this workload. Meanwhile, a Russian student developer has just voiced two ambitious proposals: Multi-GPU PRIME support and GPU hot-switching.
16 March 2011 - Google Summer of Code - 7 Comments
Summer is quickly approaching in the northern hemisphere so that means it's time for yet another year of Google's Summer of Code. Once again, X.Org / Mesa should be participating, so it's now time to submit ideas for areas where potential student developers could focus their summer work. Here's a few of the possibilities.
11 March 2011 - Google Summer of Code - 41 Comments
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