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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

VMWGFX Enables DRM Render Nodes Support

VMware's VMWgfx virtual graphics driver stack has picked up some new capabilities.
25 March 2014 - VMware - 3 Comments

Keith Packard Issues Update On GLAMOR Core

There continues to be a lot of improvements to the GLAMOR acceleration architecture for 2D X11 over OpenGL.
22 March 2014 - GLAMOR - 2 Comments

This Year's X.Org Unexciting Elections Are Over

This year's X.Org Foundation Board of Director elections are over. The results are as you can guess with having four nominees for four seats.
20 March 2014 - Elections

GLAMOR Core Rendering Code Gets Rewritten

Just a day past the GLAMOR "mega series" code was merged into the mainline X.Org Server as the work of Intel's Eric Anholt, Keith Packard has revived his set of twenty core rendering patches.
19 March 2014 - GLAMOR - 2 Comments

X.Org Server's GLAMOR "Mega Series" Merged

Eric Anholt's big Intel patch-set to the GLAMOR acceleration architecture has now been merged for the mainline X.Org Server.
18 March 2014 - GLAMOR - 4 Comments

X.Org's Synaptics Driver Gets Big Changes, New Laptop Support

Peter Hutterer has announced a new development release of the xf86-video-synaptics 1.8 driver that is going to offer up many changes for this input driver common to Linux laptops/ultrabooks.
17 March 2014 - xf86-input-synaptics - 13 Comments

GLAMOR Patch Bomb Can Boost Some Operations By 700~800%

Eric Anholt at Intel OTC continues investing great amounts of time recently on improving the GLAMOR acceleration code that was merged into the X.Org Server for speeding up 2D acceleration using OpenGL. Eric is out this week with a set of 27 patches for review pertaining to this code.
13 March 2014 - GLAMOR - 18 Comments

More GLAMOR Changes Pushing For Performance Wins

Eric Anholt has published another major series of patches for GLAMOR.
8 March 2014 - GLAMOR - 10 Comments

GLAMOR Continues Advancing Greatly, Getting Faster

GLAMOR continues advancing for carrying out 2D X.Org acceleration via OpenGL.
7 March 2014 - GLAMOR - 16 Comments

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