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X.Org News Archives

Awesome Window Manager v3.5.6 Debuts

Version 3.5.6 of the Awesome Window Manager for X11 environments has been released.
11 January 2015 - Awesome!

X.Org Is Formally Invited To Become An SPI Project

Following last month's failed vote due to not having a quorum, SPI on Thursday voted to officially invite the X.Org Foundation to become an SPI associated project. X.Org would live under the SPI umbrella and let the organization take care of its managerial tasks so the X.Org Foundation board and members could focus more on the actual development.
9 January 2015 - Xorg + SPI - 1 Comment

X.Org Server 1.17 Should Ship Soon, X.Org Server 1.18 Likely To Be A Quicker Cycle

Keith Packard of Intel has provided a status update concerning the soon-to-be-out X.Org Server 1.17 and its successor, X.Org Server 1.18.
5 January 2015 - X Server - 31 Comments

X.Org Server Saw More Code In 2014 Than 2013, But Its Heydays Are Over

The X.Org Server had more code churn in 2014 than it did in 2013, but its pace has certainly slowed down compared to years prior. But at the same time for those thinking X.Org Server development is going the way of the dinosaur due to Mir and Wayland, you're sadly mistaken too.
3 January 2015 - xorg-server - 15 Comments

SPI Hasn't Yet Voted On X.Org As An Associated Project

SPI, Software In The Public Interest, was supposed to vote earlier this month on accepting the X.Org Foundation as an associated project to its umbrella organization. That vote, however, has yet to occur.
26 December 2014 - SPI

Mode-Setting Driver Now Supports VBlanks With Present

The xf86-video-modesetting driver continues to be improved as now being built into the X.Org Server.
26 December 2014 - xf86-video-modesetting

Server-Side XCB Is Being Discussed For The X.Org Server

Given the recent X.Org Server security vulnerabilities that were aplenty and many dated back 10 to 20 years or more, Jeremy Sharp is trying to get developers into finally materializing server-side XCB.
21 December 2014 - Server-Side XCB - 1 Comment

X.Org Server 1.16.3 Released To Fix Security Issues

Made public earlier this month was a huge batch of X.Org Server security vulnerabilities with some of the issues dating back to the late 1980s. Now X.Org Server 1.16.3 is available to address these problems.
20 December 2014 - xorg-server 1.16.3 - 8 Comments

WTFTW: A Tiling Window Manager Written In Rust

Many Phoronix readers seem to be especially interested in Rust as a promising, next-generation programming language. There's also an abundance of Phoronix readers interested in X.Org and Linux graphics. How do they come together? Rust + X = wtftw.
18 December 2014 - wtftw - 11 Comments

Radeon vs. Modesetting DDX Performance Comparison

With xf86-video-modesetting continuing to add support for new features while being a generic hardware driver as long as there's an underlying DRM/KMS driver, how is the 2D and OpenGL performance compare when using this driver on an AMD GPU instead of the specialized xf86-video-ati DDX driver? Here's some benchmarks.
17 December 2014 - xf86-video - 17 Comments

X-Video Support For The Mode-Setting DDX Driver

The xf86-video-modesetting DDX driver that provides generic hardware support as long as there's an underlying DRM/KMS driver now has X-Video support when using GLAMOR.
15 December 2014 - Xv - 10 Comments

KeithP Looks To Reduce The Latency Of Using The X.Org Present Extension

Keith Packard who is largely responsible for DRI3 and the Present Extension is looking to take care of one of the flaws of using Present: there can be an extra frame delay if using a compositing window manager with X11.
13 December 2014 - Present Compositor - 19 Comments

Fedora 22's X.Org Input Stack Might Use Libinput

The input X.Org drivers currently used by Fedora might by replaced with just the xf86-input-libinput DDX driver for Fedora 22. This input driver relies upon libinput that was originally designed for Wayland/Weston but can be retrofitted just fine as a standalone input driver for the X.Org Server.
13 December 2014 - libinput - 8 Comments

X.Org Hit Hard By A Large Batch Of Security Vulnerabilities

Last year a batch of X.Org libraries were hit by security vulnerabilities and the researcher who discovered these issues called X.Org security a disaster and even "it's worse than it looks". Today, a big batch of these X.Org vulnerabilities were made public. Many of these issues date back 20 years or more.
9 December 2014 - It's Nasty - 27 Comments

SPI Will Decide Next Week About Associating With The X.Org Foundation

Next week SPI will be voting whether to officially invite the X.Org Foundation to become an associated project under its umbrella.
6 December 2014 - SPI - 3 Comments

X.Org Foundation Decides On Its Women Outreach Project

At yesterday's X.Org Foundation Board of Directors meeting they approved one project for the Outreach Program for Women.
31 October 2014 - X.Org OPW - 22 Comments

X.Org Server 1.17 ABI Bumped

For those wondering whether there's ABI breakage with this week's X.Org Server 1.17 Release Candidate, there is indeed some breakage that will warrant the proprietary driver ABIs to be updated and released.
30 October 2014 - ABI Breakage - 6 Comments

GLAMOR Acceleration Continues To Be Cleaned Up

Now that X.Org Server 1.17 RC1 has been released with a focus on improving GLAMOR and integrating the xf86-video-intel DDX, Keith Packard has written a blog post about the work that has gone on so far since GLAMOR's inception for optimizing and cleaning up this 2D-over-OpenGL acceleration method.
30 October 2014 - GLAMOR - 13 Comments

X.Org Server 1.17 RC1 Released, Exciting For GLAMOR & Modesetting

Keith Packard has made available the first test release for the upcoming X.Org Server 1.17 release. This release is coming a bit late but Keith is still hoping to have xorg-server 1.17.0 ready for release at the end of the year or around early January.
29 October 2014 - xorg-server 1.17 - 8 Comments

DRI2 Support Proposed For The Generic Mode-Setting Driver

Eric Anholt while working at Broadcom on the Raspberry Pi graphics driver has sent out patches that add support for DRI2 with GLAMOR to the xf86-video-modesetting driver.
27 October 2014 - xf86-video-modesetting - 8 Comments

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