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X.Org To Participate In Google Summer of Code 2014

The X.Org Foundation has been accepted this year by Google as a Summer of Code organization so interested student developers can contribute to the X.Org Server, Mesa, Wayland, and related projects while being paid for their summer work.
25 February 2014 - X.Org GSoC

X.Org Server "Szechuan Hot Pot" Announced

Keith Packard has tagged a new developmental version of the X.Org Server.
24 February 2014 - X.Org Server 1.16 - 10 Comments

X.Org XDC2014 Conference Announced For Bordeaux

The annual X.Org Developers' Conference (XDC2014) has been announced this year to take place in early October in Bordeaux, France.
20 February 2014 - XDC2014 - 3 Comments

X.Org 2014 Elections: 4 Candidates For 4 Seats

The nomination period is now over for the 2014 X.Org elections.
18 February 2014 - Elections

GLAMOR Acceleration For A Faster Xephyr

The work by Intel developer Eric Anholt for accelerating the Xephyr X.Org nested server with GLAMOR has been posted to the X.Org developers' mailing list for review.
6 February 2014 - GLAMOR Xephyr - 5 Comments

X.Org Server Systemd Integration Proposed

Patches have been published to the X.Org mailing list for providing systemd integration with the xorg-server.
27 January 2014 - Patches - 98 Comments

GLAMOR-EGL 0.6 Has X-Video & DRI3

While the GLAMOR code was just merged into the X.Org Server, there's a new standalone release of glamor-egl, which is perhaps the last major release of this 2D-over-OpenGL acceleration library.
24 January 2014 - Glamor-EGL - 1 Comment

GLAMOR Code Lands In X.Org Server 1.16

The GLAMOR 2D-over-OpenGL acceleration code is being integrated into the X.Org Server itself for the in-development X.Org Server 1.16 release.
23 January 2014 - GLAMOR X.Org Server - 3 Comments

4K Tiled Displays Become An Issue With X.Org

Aaron Plattner of NVIDIA has laid out the latest problem in the X.Org world: how to deal with 4K tiled displays that show themselves to the PC as two displays.
17 January 2014 - 4K Tiled - 21 Comments

2014 X.Org Board of Directors Nominations Open

It's time once again to nominate new members for voting to serve on the X.Org Foundation Board of Directors.
14 January 2014 - X.Org Foundation

DMX Gets Kicked In The Back In X.Org Server 1.16

Distributed Multihead X will no longer be built by default on future versions of the X.Org Server.
13 January 2014 - DMX Support - 1 Comment

Lots Of X.Org GLAMOR Improvements Planned

Eric Anholt at Intel has been devoting much time recently to cleaning up and improving GLAMOR to make it possible to have fast and reliable 2D acceleration via OpenGL within the X.Org world while using a device independent driver.
12 January 2014 - GLAMOR - 14 Comments

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

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