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X.Org Security Advisory For X11 Going Back To 1993

An X.Org security advisory was issued this week in regards to authenticated X clients being able to cause the X Server to use memory after it was freed. This particular use-after-free memory issue, which could lead to a system crash and memory corruption, has been present in every X11/X.Org Server release going back to September of 1993.
9 October 2013 - X11 Security Hole - 27 Comments

The Re-Opened X.Org Server 1.15 Pushes Ahead

At the XDC2013 X.Org conference it was decided to postpone the X.Org Server 1.15 release until year's end to let more features land. Keith Packard has now gone ahead and merged some of the new code and issued a new development release.
5 October 2013 - X.Org Server 1.15 - 2 Comments

We Have Mir & Wayland, But There Still Could Be X12

While the Mir Display Server and the Wayland protocol are widely viewed as the next-generation display technologies for Linux systems, there's already been delays with Mir and Wayland hasn't yet been widely adopted. Even if/when Mir and Wayland manage to lift off, the X.Org Server won't suddenly die and will be supported for years to come.
3 October 2013 - X.Org X12 - 122 Comments

X.Org XDC2013 Recap Of New Features Presented

The X.Org Developers' Conference (XDC) 2013 conference took place at the start of the week in Portland, Oregon. As usual, there's a number of Phoronix articles to go over in detail the many interesting presentations that took place this week concerning the X.Org Server, Mesa / Gallium3D graphics drivers, Mir, Wayland, and related Linux graphics initiatives.
28 September 2013 - XDC2013 - 3 Comments

X.Org DRI3 Improvements Are Nearly Done

It was nearly one year ago to the week that DRI3 (a.k.a. "DRI3000") was proposed during XDC2012. Now this week during XDC2013, Keith Packard has provided a status update on his pet project.
26 September 2013 - X.Org DRI3 - 1 Comment

The X.Org Server's GLX Is Being Rewritten

While most developers are focused around new innovations for Wayland (or Mir), there's still life ahead for the X.Org Server in maintaining legacy support and other cases where the xorg-server will not die for years to come. In improving the X.Org Server, Adam Jackson at Red Hat has been working on rewriting the GLX portion of the X.Org Server.
26 September 2013 - GLX Rewrite - 12 Comments

Mir Was Briefly Talked About This Week At XDC2013

Mir was discussed briefly at this week's X.Org Developers' Conference by a Canonical employee.
26 September 2013 - Mir Talk - 31 Comments

X.Org To Consider Merger With SPI

Should the X.Org Foundation go ahead and be merged into a larger organization, they have their eyes on SPI.
26 September 2013 - X.Org Foundation - 9 Comments

X.Org Server 1.15 Has Been Delayed

While X.Org Server 1.15 was planned for release in September with the usual release cadence for X.Org updates, this isn't going to happen. X.Org Server 1.15 is going to be delayed until there's more interesting code merged.
25 September 2013 - X.Org Server 1.15 - 5 Comments

GLAMOR X-Video Support Was Made In One Day

One of the GSoC projects this summer for X.Org was implementing X-Video acceleration support using the OpenGL-based GLAMOR acceleration library.
23 September 2013 - GLAMOR X-Video - 1 Comment

X.Org XDC2013 Program Announced

For the X.Org Developers' Conference that's happening next week, XDC2013, the program of selected talks has now been announced.
21 September 2013 - XDC2013 - 3 Comments

XDC2013 X.Org/Mesa Conference Is One Week Away

There's just one week to go until the 2013 X.Org Developers' Conference gets underway in Portland, Oregon.
15 September 2013 - XDC2013 - 3 Comments

Experimental Render Nodes Will Be In Linux 3.12

The experimental DRM render nodes support will be merged into the Linux 3.12 kernel. This work is a GSoC success story and makes it possible for Linux GPGPU compute support without needing an active display/compositor and ultimately for having multi-seat computing off a single display controller and another benefit is efficient compositor stacking.
30 August 2013 - Set To Merged - 1 Comment

X.Org Foundation Loses Its 501(c)(3) Status

The X.Org Foundation has lost its 501(c)(3) non-profit status and is now seeking new options, including possibly joining a larger organization.
23 August 2013 - Seeks New Corporate Parent - 47 Comments

XPRA: Persistent Remote Applications On X

The XPRA project provides a means of having "persistent remote application" support for X11 applications atop an X.Org Server. This allows for X applications to live on even if the connection to the server has been dropped.
19 August 2013 - XPRA - 7 Comments

DRI3000 X Compositing At DebConf

For those curious about learning more information on Keith Packard's work for DRI3 (DRI3000), he presented at the 2013 DebConf and the video recording is now available.
18 August 2013 - DRI3000 - 14 Comments

Help Name The New X.Org DRI3 "Present" Extension

With the ongoing X.Org work for DRI3, the latest revision to the Direct Rendering Infrastructure, there is a Present Extension, but it looks like a new name is needed.
14 August 2013 - DRI3 Present Extension - 17 Comments

X.Org 7.8 Isn't Actively Being Pursued

While there's an X.Org 7.8 Wiki page that mentions planned features like XWayland integration and video driver hot-plugging, there isn't active work towards putting out the X.Org 7.8 katamari nor specifically on delivering these mentioned features.
11 August 2013 - X.Org 7.8 - 56 Comments

X.Org/Mesa Topics To Be Discussed Next Month

The X.Org Developers' Conference is already coming up next month and there's a lot of interesting topics to be discussed from DRM security to Mesa to reverse-engineering NVIDIA GPUs.
9 August 2013 - X.Org Developers' Conference - 4 Comments

NVIDIA's VDPAU Implemented Over OpenGL/VA-API

Back-ends have been implemented for VDPAU to implement the video hardware-based decoding process over OpenGL and through Intel's VA-API interface, for those not using the NVIDIA binary blob or the VDPAU Gallium3D state tracker.
6 August 2013 - NVIDIA VDPAU - 14 Comments

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