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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The latest release candidate to X.Org Server 1.15 is now available for testing.
10 December 2013 - X.Org Server 1.15 RC4
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
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
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 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
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
In case you missed it yesterday with announcing the X.Org Server 1.15 release candidate, XWayland nor XMir will be found in the next major update.
2 November 2013 - X.Org Server 1.15 - 9 Comments
Keith Packard put out the first release candidate to X.Org Server 1.15 this morning. The merge window is now over and a number of new features ended up getting merged for this delayed released.
1 November 2013 - X.Org Server 1.15 - 6 Comments
X.Org Server 1.15 is now under a feature-freeze but just before that happened, DRI3 support including the new Present Extension, was merged.
1 November 2013 - X.Org Server 1.15 - 10 Comments
X.Org Server 1.15 hasn't been too exciting with not many prominent changes, but just ahead of the closure of the merge window, but the GLX rewrite has landed. The GLX rewrite will simplify the X.Org Server's use of OpenGL and drops a whole lot of code in the process.
29 October 2013 - X.Org Server 1.15 - 18 Comments
With the new Mesa mega-driver concept that fundamentally changes how the Mesa drivers are built, a new DRI entry point is going to be used by the drivers and dropping the old entry point. As a result, the X.Org Server is being updated in advance to be able to support the new Mesa.
23 October 2013 - Mesa Mega Drivers - 8 Comments
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