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X.Org Server 1.9 RC5 Released

X.Org Server 1.9 is due to be released in just about one month, so as such, Keith Packard the release manager has pushed out the fifth release candidate of this forthcoming X.Org update. As said by Keith, "Not a huge number of changes this time around, but a couple of useful bug fixes."
14 July 2010 - New Release Candidate - 6 Comments

More Of What To Look Forward To At XDS2010

There is just over two months left until the 2010 X.Org Developers' Summit taking place in Toulouse, France. There's just over 30 registered participants at this time and not much has changed since the reminder a few weeks back, but a few more of the sessions have been expressed.
13 July 2010 - X.Org Developers' Summit - 8 Comments

X.Org Server 1.9 RC5 Released For Testing

There's just about a month and a half left until Keith Packard hopes to ship X Server 1.9, so as such he has put out another release candidate today of this updated xorg-server -- on the same-day that the X Server 1.8.2 point release made it out.
1 July 2010 - Final Next Month - 6 Comments

X.Org Server 1.8.2 Officially Released

Peter Hutterer has announced the official release of X.Org Server 1.8.2, after it has went through two release candidates over the past month. No new changes have been introduced since X.Org Server 1.8.2 RC2 and since the release of X.Org Server 1.8.1 in mid-May it just carries more bug-fixes, a couple DRI2 updates, and addresses other maintenance items.
1 July 2010 - No More 1.8 Updates - 5 Comments

A Reminder Of The 2010 X.Org Developer Summit

Matthieu Herrb is sending out reminders this morning that the 2010 X.Org Developers' Summit is taking place this September in Toulouse, France. From the 16th through the 18th of September at the University of Toulouse, the X.Org developers and interested parties will be discussing various topics related to Linux graphics and input.
27 June 2010 - September In France - 4 Comments

A Bunch Of Interesting Cairo-Trace Benchmarks

GNOME developer Benjamin Otte has published quite a few benchmarks on his blog showing off the Cairo performance with the Xlib and OpenGL back-ends on Intel hardware and also NVIDIA hardware with the open-source Nouveau driver.
27 June 2010 - Xlib, GL, Etc. - 4 Comments

Ubuntu Nearing X Server Not Running As Root

Based upon a recent email to the X.Org developers' mailing list, Canonical is nearing the point of one of their goals for Ubuntu 10.10 of a rootless X Server, or being able to run the X.Org Server without root privileges.
25 June 2010 - Ubuntu Maverick Developments - 2 Comments

Whoops, X.Org Server 1.9 Gets Another RC Today

The second X.Org Server 1.9 release candidate was released earlier today after the first RC making it out just last week, but already the third release candidate is available to interested parties.
22 June 2010 - Bugs - 40 Comments

Here Comes X.Org Server 1.9 Release Candidate 2

Keith Packard has just announced the release of X.Org Server 1.9 RC2, which is coming just days after the first release candidate. This second release candidate for the updated X Server pulls in most of the remaining patches that were requested prior to the RC1 release last week.
22 June 2010 - New RC - 1 Comment

X.Org Server 1.8.2 Release Candidate 2 Is Here

Earlier this month there was the release of X.Org Server 1.8.2 RC1, but last night the second release candidate was pushed out by Peter Hutterer, who has been managing the X Server point releases. The 1.8.2 RC2 release should be quite representative of the final release barring any last minute problems.
21 June 2010 - Final Is Near - 1 Comment

Introducing The Cairo Gallium3D State Tracker

In past days we have reported on the work being done at the moment for improving the ATI R300 GLSL compiler and kernel mode-setting support for old 3Dlabs GPUs by students participating in the X.Org project with Google's Summer of Code. Igor Trindade Oliveira, another GSoC student developer, has blogged about the work he is doing this summer on creating a Gallium3D state tracker for Cairo.
19 June 2010 - The Code In Hand - 8 Comments

Kernel Mode-Setting With The Glint Driver

Earlier this month we reported on the ATI R300 GLSL compiler improvements being worked on as part of a Google Summer of Code (GSoC) project for X.Org, but how are their other 2010 projects progressing by these student developers? There's five GSoC X.Org projects in total this year and last night we received a bit of an update on the kernel mode-setting (KMS) efforts for porting the Glint driver.
18 June 2010 - For That Old Hardware - 7 Comments

X.Org Server 1.9 Release Candidate 1 Has Arrived

More than a week ago we reported on the X.Org Server 1.9 release status and how it was still planned for release in August, the merge window would be closing after some RandR 1.4 code got pulled in, and the first release candidate was supposed to come that day. Well, finally, that first release candidate has arrived.
16 June 2010 - Xorg-Server 1.9 RC1

X Server 1.9 Window Closing After RandR 1.4 Pull

There's good news for the Ubuntu camp and others releasing in the September-October time-frame: development work on X.Org Server 1.9 is still going as planned for an August release and its merge window is about to be closed. In the past it's been tough for the X.Org project to release server updates in a timely manner that's on schedule, but continuing from their X.Org Server 1.8 success, 1.9 is shaping up nicely too.
7 June 2010 - Merge Window Closing - 8 Comments

Multi-Touch Support For X.Org Evdev Driver

While there is multi-touch support in Qt and also Clutter along with MPX capabilities in GTK+ 3.0, the widely-used xf86-input-evdev driver up to this point has not supported multi-touch. Developers, however, have been working on the said support for evdev, which is the generic Linux input driver.
2 June 2010 - Patches Are Here - 1 Comment

X.Org Server 1.8.2 To Come About Soon

X.Org Server 1.8.1 was released just one month ago, but Peter Hutterer is now preparing the release of X.Org Server 1.8.2. Due to time constraints, this is also the last planned point release he plans to put out.
2 June 2010 - But It's The Last

If Or When Will X12 Actually Materialize?

The first version of the X protocol for the X Window System emerged in 1984 and just three years later we were at version 11. However, for the past 23 years, we have been stuck with X11 with no signs of the twelfth revision being in sight, even though there is a whole list of X12 plans and hopes on the FreeDesktop.org Wiki. Julien Danjou, an XCB developer, has written a lengthy blog post looking at the situation and the prospects for the X protocol.
1 June 2010 - X11 Is Questioned - 103 Comments

The State Of The X.Org Server 1.9 Release

Version 1.8 of the X.Org Server was just released at the start of April, but Intel's Keith Packard who's been serving as the release manager called for an even tighter release schedule with X.Org Server 1.9. Keith pushed plans for an August release of X Server 1.9. With that said, to meet that deadline, the merge window for the 1.9 release is closing at the start of June.
20 May 2010 - Wow, It's Almost Over - 6 Comments

The X.Org, Mesa Plans For Ubuntu 10.10

The talk at the Ubuntu Developer Summit surrounding the X.Org plans for Ubuntu 10.10 just wrapped up. Compared to the Ubuntu 10.04 LTS release, Ubuntu 10.10 should provide a much more recent and up-to-date graphics experience.
13 May 2010 - Updated Stack - 24 Comments

X.Org Server 1.8.1 Released To The Wild

X Server 1.8 was released in early April, but the first point release to this major X.Org update has now been pushed out by Peter Hutterer.
11 May 2010 - First Point Release

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