While many users and developers out there are looking for a time when Wayland rules the Linux desktop, Keith Packard remains focused on bettering X11/X.Org and keeping it going.
Besides the highly sought after Nouveau status update and AMDGPU/Vulkan update, Lucas Stach talked today at XDC2015 Toronto about his work on the Etnaviv reverse-engineered driver.
To complement Google's Summer of Code, the X.Org Foundation has long held the Endless Vacation of Code (EVoC) as a year-round, passive event where the foundation would fund students to get involved with X.Org/Wayland/Mesa projects. Sadly, however, it's not been panning out and the rules are being tightened up even more due to past failures.
A portion of today at XDC2015 Toronto was devoted to Linux input matters.
There's an update on the state of atomic mode-setting for Linux, for those that didn't hear it earlier today at XDC2015 in Toronto.
XDC2015 Toronto is officially getting underway this morning as the annual conference about all things Linux graphics, input, Wayland, Mesa, and DRM!
While for many Phoronix readers it's been many years since being required to fiddle around with the X.Org Server's xorg.conf in order to configure your graphics adapter / monitor to get the X Server up and running, for 64-bit ARM (AArch64) a manual configuration may still be needed.
Tom Stellard, the organizer of this year's X.Org Developers' Conference, has passed along word that the tentative schedule for next week's conference is now available.
The XDC2015 conference is coming up in two weeks in Toronto, Canada, where there will be a wide-range of Linux graphics discussions.
While back in January, Keith Packard talked about X.Org Server 1.18 being a quicker release, it's turned out to be far from it.
This summer for Google Summer of Code, Junwang Zhao ported the virtual KMS drivers (Bochs and Cirrus) over to using the atomic mode-setting interfaces.
Dave Airlie recently implemented support for the Zaphod mode within the X.Org Server's xf86-video-modesetting driver.
Emacs is known to be a fully-customizable text-editor that can yield crazy abilities from playing games to emulating vi/vim to being an "OS inside an OS" with Emacs Lisp. The latest feature for Emacs is serving as an X Window Manager.
The in-development X.Org Server 1.18 once again breaks the video driver ABI. Rebuilding the driver for compatibility isn't much of an issue for the open-source DDX drivers or the frequently-updated NVIDIA proprietary driver, but it could spell out months of waiting for those depending on the AMD Catalyst driver and wanting to use xorg-server 1.18.
You'll need to pull down the latest X.Org DDX drivers when it comes time to running X.Org Server Git or what will become X.Org Server 1.18.
More features have landed within the mainline X.Org Server code-base in Git, but unfortunately it seems the 1.18 release is misaligned and isn't going on as originally discussed.
David Airlie has been adding output master support to the xf86-video-modesetting generic DDX as well as reverse PRIME support and other changes to benefit USB display adapters.
X.Org Server 1.17.2 was released today by Red Hat's Adam Jackson.
While there's long been an X.Org Wiki page with some pipe dreams for X12 as the successor to the X11 protocol, don't bet on it ever happening.
David Airlie is looking at adding a few more PRIME (the open-source alternative to NVIDIA Optimus) features for X.Org Server 1.18.
Tom Stellard, the AMD employee organizing the X.Org Developers' Conference 2015, has announced new details regarding the event.
The RandR components are updated for version 1.5.0 to take advantage of new functionality in the X.Org Server.
One of the latest commits to the xorg-server that's seen relatively few commits this development cycle is support for smooth scrolling with XWayland.
Julien Cristau of Debian has released updated versions of some of the older X.Org DDX drivers.
For anyone still using the ATI Rage 128 graphics card, there's been a rare update to the xf86-video-r128 X.Org driver.
Peter Hutterer has announced the release of xf86-input-libinput, the X.Org driver for making use of the libinput library under X11 environments.
While the xf86-video-intel X.Org DDX driver has yet to reach version 3.0 even though the 3.0 development series is going on two years old, Intel open-source developers are continuing to spend time on the universal xf86-video-modesetting driver.
In trying to reduce/eliminate visible tearing on the screen, the xf86-video-ati driver is preparing to introduce a new TearFree X.Org option.
This summer there should be six students working on new projects for X.Org/Mesa/Wayland via the foundation's annual participation in the Google Summer of Code.
Last week upon conclusion of the X.Org Foundation elections it was revealed the planned X.Org + SPI merger failed. The failure to change the by-laws and become part of SPI failed not due to losing the vote, but in not securing enough votes to command the two-thirds majority of X.Org members needed to approve the change. X.Org members and the board are now pondering the next steps.
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