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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

X.Org's Generic Mode-Setting Driver Updated

Version 0.9.0 of the X.Org's xf86-video-modesetting driver, which provides a universal DDX for systems with a DRM/KMS display driver, has been updated.
26 June 2014 - xf86-video-modesetting 0.9.0

The X Window System Turns 30 Years Old Today

It was on this day 30 years ago that the X Window System was first announced.
19 June 2014 - X Windows - 15 Comments

Fedora Rawhide Can Now Run The X.Org Server Without Root Rights

Following a lot of work by Hans de Goede at Red Hat, Fedora Rawhide now supports running the X.Org Server without root rights.
16 June 2014 - Root-less - 15 Comments

"Shatter" Might Finally Materialize For The X.Org Server

The long-standing X.Org Server "Shatter" project might finally be revived by a student developer as an ultimate replacement to Xinerama.
12 June 2014 - Shatter - 7 Comments

Linux GPU Drivers Prepare For Global Thermo-Nuclear War

Atomic mode-setting and nuclear page-flipping is becoming a reality within the open-source Linux graphics stack.
5 June 2014 - Global Thermo-Nuclear War - 26 Comments

X.Org Server "Strawberry Shortcake" Released

Keith Packard has made available the latest development version of X.Org Server 1.16.
5 June 2014 - xorg-server 1.15.99.903 - 9 Comments

DRI3 & Present Support Finally Land Within Intel's Driver

Support for Direct Rendering Infrastructure 3 and the Present Extension are finally supported by the mainline Intel X.Org graphics driver.
2 June 2014 - DRI3 - 13 Comments

X.Org Server Commit Activity Continues Declining

After looking earlier today at development statistics for Wayland's Weston, here's a fresh look at the work going into the X.Org Server.
19 May 2014 - xserver - 24 Comments

More X.Org Security Vulnerabilities Published, Date Back To X11R5

There's been several high profile open-source security bugs uncovered recently from the well known OpenSSL heartbleed bug to an issue with the Linux kernel. Unfortunately, there's more to report today, but this time in the space of X.Org with multiple security issues that have been present going back to X11R5, which was released in 1991.
13 May 2014 - X.Org Security - 17 Comments

Synaptics 1.8.0 X.Org Driver Released

The latest X.Org driver update for the Synaptics touch hardware is now available.
12 May 2014 - xf86-input-synaptics 1.8.0 - 1 Comment

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