X.Org News Archives
X.Org EVoC To Be Tightened Up, Limited To Existing Contributors

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.

17 September 2015 - X.Org EVoC - 4 Comments
Running An X.Org Server On 64-bit ARM Can Be A Chore

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.

11 September 2015 - X Server AArch64 - 6 Comments
EXWM: Turning Emacs Into An X Window Manager

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.

4 August 2015 - Emacs Window Manager - 13 Comments
X.Org Server 1.18 Will Require Updated Video Drivers

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.

17 July 2015 - xorg-server 1.18 - 17 Comments
Intel Works On Page-Flipping For The Mode-Setting Driver

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.

22 April 2015 - xf86-video-modesetting - 3 Comments
X.Org Might Possibly Try Voting Again For The SPI Merger

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.

14 April 2015 - X.Org + SPI - 2 Comments
X.Org Foundation + SPI Merger Fails

After almost two years of the X.Org Foundation's Board of Directors pursuing a merger with SPI, the 2015 X.Org Elections have ended and the results were sent out to X.Org members last night.

9 April 2015 - Sub-Project - 12 Comments

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