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The Tiny X Server Fork Is Still Being Maintained

The tinyx fork of the X.Org Server back from version 1.2.0 with Xvesa support and replaces XFree86 era code in some lightweight Linux distributions like Tiny Core Linux and Puppy. One of the developers has commented on the recent X Server security vulnerability that remained unresolved for more than two decades.
10 January 2014 - TinyX - 11 Comments

X.Org Server Support For 4K Ultra HD Monitor Support

An Intel developer has queued improvements for the X.Org Server in supporting 4K resolution (Ultra HD) HDMI displays.
10 January 2014 - X.Org Server - 8 Comments

X.Org Server 1.16 Merge Window Officially Opens

Keith Packard of Intel has bumped the xorg-server version to 1.15.99.900 in signifying that the merge window for the X.Org Server 1.16 release cycle is officially open for development.
9 January 2014 - X.Org Server 1.16 - 3 Comments

Another X.Org Security Bug Found, Dates Back To 1991

Another X.Org Security Advisory had to be publicly issued today to make known a buffer overflow in an X.Org library that's been present in every X11 release from X11R5 and the code was completed way back in 1991.
7 January 2014 - X.Org Security - 30 Comments

FOSDEM 2014 X.Org/Graphics Talks Published

The initial list of talks for next month's FOSDEM 2014 X.Org/Graphics track has been published.
2 January 2014 - FOSDEM 2014

X Server Security Disaster: "It's Worse Than It Looks"

There's X.Org Server security vulnerabilities -- even for vulnerabilities going back two decades -- from time to time and in related components of the Linux graphics stack. Parts of the X.Org stack can be in fairly rough shape given the age of X11, but a very poor picture of it was painted at the Chaos Communication Congress. It was stated that the X.Org security is even worse than it looks.
31 December 2013 - X.Org Server Mess - 21 Comments

GLAMOR Will Likely End Up In The X.Org Server

With X.Org Server 1.15 being released earlier in the week, now the merge window for X.Org Server 1.16 is open. One of the earliest pull requests for xorg-server 1.16 is by Intel's Eric Anholt and it's to merge GLAMOR acceleration support into the X.Org Server.
31 December 2013 - GLAMOR Acceleration - 4 Comments

More Changes Coming For DirectFB 1.8

While most of the Linux desktop world is focused around Wayland, X11, and Mir for the basis of the display technologies, DirectFB has continued marching forward and picked up many features this year and there will be another batch of features presented soon with DirectFB 1.8.
29 December 2013 - DirectFB 1.8

X.Org Server 1.16 Planned For A July Debut

After shipping X.Org Server 1.15 today with its new features, Intel's Keith Packard has laid out plans in conjunction with Oracle's Alan Coopersmith for X.Org Server 1.16, the next major release due out in 2014.
27 December 2013 - X.Org Server 1.16 - 1 Comment

X.Org Server 1.15 Release Has Several New Features

While X.Org Server 1.15 was delayed from its September release target over having no new features at the time, the final release of X.Org Server 1.15 is now available.
27 December 2013 - X.Org Server 1.15 - 1 Comment

Ubuntu GNOME Will Still Run On X.Org For A While

The Ubuntu GNOME distribution has committed to shipping an X.Org Server based environment for at least Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and most likely for Ubuntu 14.10 as well.
20 December 2013 - Ubuntu GNOME X - 7 Comments

X.Org Server 1.15 Should Be Released Next Week

The last planned X.Org Server 1.15 release candidate is now available ahead of the planned official release next week.
20 December 2013 - X.Org Server 1.15 - 8 Comments

DRI3 Patches Published For Gallium3D Drivers

Besides clearing out 1,000+ X.Org Server warnings, Keith Packard at Intel recently has been working on a new patch-set so DRI3 can be used by Mesa's Gallium3D graphics drivers.
14 December 2013 - DRI3 Gallium3D - 2 Comments

X.Org Server: 1,047 Warnings Reduced To Zero

Keith Packard has been working on an X.Org Server clean-up of the aging code-base and he's managed to reduce the number of generated warnings down to zero.
13 December 2013 - Code Clean-Ups - 45 Comments

X.Org Server "Chai" Release Brings Many Fixes

The latest release candidate to X.Org Server 1.15 is now available for testing.
10 December 2013 - X.Org Server 1.15 RC4

DRI3 Support Comes For X.Org GLAMOR

As the first X.Org graphics driver past the open-source Intel driver to have mainline support for Direct Rendering Infrastructure 3 is GLAMOR.
6 December 2013 - xf86-video-glamor DRI3 - 9 Comments

X.Org Server 1.15 RC3 Packs In More Bug-Fixes

The third release candidate to X.Org Server 1.15 is now available and the non-critical bug-fix window is closing in one week's time.
24 November 2013 - X.Org Server 1.15

Freedreno Graphics Driver Reaches Version 1.0

The xf86-video-freedreno X.Org driver for providing support for Qualcomm's Adreno/Snapdragon graphics hardware has reached version 1.0 in its first stable release.
16 November 2013 - xf86-video-freedreno 1.0 - 26 Comments

X.Org Server 1.15 With DRI3 & Other Goodies Up To RC2

X.Org Server 1.15 is still expected to be officially released next month and with it comes DRI3, the GLX rewrite, and other new features. The second release candidate to version 1.15 is now available.
14 November 2013 - X.Org Server 1.15 RC2 - 5 Comments

Open-Source HTML5 Terminal Emulator To Support X11

The Gate One HTML5-powered terminal emulator and SSH client that goes without needing any browser plug-ins and supports many SSH/terminal features is working on bringing X11 support to the web-browser. The developer claims that this X11 support in the browser written in HTML5 will be fast enough to support video playback and he's made a video demo as proof.
6 November 2013 - Gate One - 52 Comments

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