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New Code Starts Lining Up For X.Org Server 1.17

X.Org Server 1.17 is planned for release at the start of 2015 and thus puts the closing of the merge window in the middle of October. While some xorg-server 1.17 code has already landed, more is on the way.
16 September 2014 - X Server 1.17 - 3 Comments

X.Org Server 1.16 Lands Officially In Ubuntu 14.10

After writing earlier this week about a new AMD Catalyst driver paving the way for X Server 1.16 in Ubuntu 14.10, the updated packages have officially landed within the Ubuntu 14.10 "Utopic Unicorn" archive.
12 September 2014 - X.Org Server 1.16 - 5 Comments

X.Org Server 1.17 Likely To Have Built-In KMS Modesetting Driver

Work is moving forward to land the generic, KMS-dependent mode-setting driver into the X.Org Server itself.
12 September 2014 - xf86-video-modesetting - 15 Comments

Catalyst For X.Org Server 1.16 Readied, Updates In Ubuntu 14.10

Two months after the release of X.Org Server 1.16, AMD finally has readied a Catalyst Linux driver update that is compatible with the latest xorg-server ABI. This driver is being sent into the Ubuntu 14.10 archive and thus allowing the entire Linux graphics stack in Ubuntu 14.10 to finally be updated.
11 September 2014 - X.Org Server 1.16 - 20 Comments

There's One Month Until XDC2014 In Bordeaux

Coming up in just one month is the annual developer's conference for X.Org, which also entails Mesa, Wayland, and other Linux graphics/input related projects.
9 September 2014 - XDC2014 - 2 Comments

X.Org Is Looking For Some Female Help

The X.Org Foundation is looking for one female to fund in the months ahead to do some sort of work for the open-source project.
4 September 2014 - OPW - 206 Comments

GSoC 2014 Yielded Some Improvements For Mesa/X.Org This Year

Google's annual Summer of Code project ended last month and I've been meaning to write a brief update about the work done by the student open-source developers on their X.Org-related work.
2 September 2014 - Google Summer of Code - 4 Comments

New Virtual Monitor Software Might End Up On Linux

An open-source project that's currently Windows-only allows for creating virtual computer monitors that are then rendered on an extra computer, tablet, or smart-phone as a secondary display. Making this different from other VNC-like programs is that the secondary system's monitor can be rendered to an HTML5 web-browser window. The developer behind this software is now working on bringing it to Linux.
27 August 2014 - VirtualMonitor - 8 Comments

XDC 2015 Event To Likely Be In Boston Or Toronto

The annual gathering of X.Org/Mesa/Wayland developers next year is likely to happen in either Toronto or Boston.
22 August 2014 - X.Org Developers' Conference

VC4 Gallium3D Driver Now Handles X With GLAMOR

Eric Anholt's VC4 Gallium3D driver intended to support the low-cost Raspberry Pi development board is now able to accommodate running the X.Org Server with GLAMOR.
22 August 2014 - Raspberry Pi - 1 Comment

X.Org Server 1.16, Rootless X Now Available For Arch Linux

This week X.Org Server 1.16 was promoted for Arch Linux with a number of end-user changes as a result.
3 August 2014 - X.Org Update - 16 Comments

GStreamer VA-API Plug-In Update Adds New Features

Gwenole Beauchesne has released an updated version of the GStreamer VA-API that provides major changes to this plug-in set that allows for hardware-accelerated video decoding with the Video Acceleration API when using GStreamer.
29 July 2014 - gstreamer-vaapi 0.5.9 - 27 Comments

X.Org Foundation Still Works Towards Becoming An SPI Project

For the better part of a year, the X.Org Foundation has been evaluating a possible merger with SPI. That work is still ongoing and could be put up for a vote in the weeks ahead.
25 July 2014 - X.Org-SPI - 1 Comment

GLAMOR Changes Already Get Queued For X.Org Server 1.17

Only hours after the release of X.Org Server 1.16, pull requests are already coming in for the X.Org Server 1.17 development code.
18 July 2014 - X.Org Server 1.17

X.Org Server 1.17 Is Planned For A New Year's Release

While X.Org Server 1.16 was just released, Keith Packard has already laid out his plans for X.Org Server 1.17.
17 July 2014 - xorg-server 1.17

Freedreno Driver Now Supports Server Managed FDs, Automatic Config

The open-source X.Org Freedreno driver supporting Qualcomm's Adreno graphics hardware under Linux using a reverse-engineered, fully open-source stack has been updated.
14 July 2014 - xf86-video-freedreno 1.2.0

X.Org Server 1.16 Delayed To Let In Non-PCI Graphics Support

X.Org Server 1.16 has been delayed. However, it's not been delayed like in some of the more notorious past releases due to outstanding bugs, etc, but over letting in a late feature to this latest revision of the X11 server.
8 July 2014 - X.Org Server 1.16 - 41 Comments

Pixman 0.32.6 Finally Updated

The last Pixman stable release happened in November of 2013 while out this weekend is finally a new Pixman release.
6 July 2014 - Pixman

Sadly, Two X.Org GSoC Projects Already Failed

Two Google Summer of Code projects for the X.Org Foundation have already failed.
27 June 2014 - GSoC - 17 Comments

X.Org Server 1.15.2 Released

For those habitually upgrading their X.Org Server code or packaging the xorg-server for a repository, the 1.15.2 release is now available.
27 June 2014 - xorg-server

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