After writing earlier this week about a new AMD Catalyst driver paving the way for X Server 1.16 in Ubuntu 14.10, the updated packages have officially landed within the Ubuntu 14.10 "Utopic Unicorn" archive.
Work is moving forward to land the generic, KMS-dependent mode-setting driver into the X.Org Server itself.
Two months after the release of X.Org Server 1.16, AMD finally has readied a Catalyst Linux driver update that is compatible with the latest xorg-server ABI. This driver is being sent into the Ubuntu 14.10 archive and thus allowing the entire Linux graphics stack in Ubuntu 14.10 to finally be updated.
Coming up in just one month is the annual developer's conference for X.Org, which also entails Mesa, Wayland, and other Linux graphics/input related projects.
The X.Org Foundation is looking for one female to fund in the months ahead to do some sort of work for the open-source project.
Google's annual Summer of Code project ended last month and I've been meaning to write a brief update about the work done by the student open-source developers on their X.Org-related work.
An open-source project that's currently Windows-only allows for creating virtual computer monitors that are then rendered on an extra computer, tablet, or smart-phone as a secondary display. Making this different from other VNC-like programs is that the secondary system's monitor can be rendered to an HTML5 web-browser window. The developer behind this software is now working on bringing it to Linux.
The annual gathering of X.Org/Mesa/Wayland developers next year is likely to happen in either Toronto or Boston.
Eric Anholt's VC4 Gallium3D driver intended to support the low-cost Raspberry Pi development board is now able to accommodate running the X.Org Server with GLAMOR.
This week X.Org Server 1.16 was promoted for Arch Linux with a number of end-user changes as a result.
Gwenole Beauchesne has released an updated version of the GStreamer VA-API that provides major changes to this plug-in set that allows for hardware-accelerated video decoding with the Video Acceleration API when using GStreamer.
For the better part of a year, the X.Org Foundation has been evaluating a possible merger with SPI. That work is still ongoing and could be put up for a vote in the weeks ahead.
Only hours after the release of X.Org Server 1.16, pull requests are already coming in for the X.Org Server 1.17 development code.
While X.Org Server 1.16 was just released, Keith Packard has already laid out his plans for X.Org Server 1.17.
The open-source X.Org Freedreno driver supporting Qualcomm's Adreno graphics hardware under Linux using a reverse-engineered, fully open-source stack has been updated.
X.Org Server 1.16 has been delayed. However, it's not been delayed like in some of the more notorious past releases due to outstanding bugs, etc, but over letting in a late feature to this latest revision of the X11 server.
The last Pixman stable release happened in November of 2013 while out this weekend is finally a new Pixman release.
Two Google Summer of Code projects for the X.Org Foundation have already failed.
For those habitually upgrading their X.Org Server code or packaging the xorg-server for a repository, the 1.15.2 release is now available.
Version 0.9.0 of the X.Org's xf86-video-modesetting driver, which provides a universal DDX for systems with a DRM/KMS display driver, has been updated.
It was on this day 30 years ago that the X Window System was first announced.
Following a lot of work by Hans de Goede at Red Hat, Fedora Rawhide now supports running the X.Org Server without root rights.
The long-standing X.Org Server "Shatter" project might finally be revived by a student developer as an ultimate replacement to Xinerama.
Atomic mode-setting and nuclear page-flipping is becoming a reality within the open-source Linux graphics stack.
Keith Packard has made available the latest development version of X.Org Server 1.16.
Support for Direct Rendering Infrastructure 3 and the Present Extension are finally supported by the mainline Intel X.Org graphics driver.
After looking earlier today at development statistics for Wayland's Weston, here's a fresh look at the work going into the X.Org Server.
There's been several high profile open-source security bugs uncovered recently from the well known OpenSSL heartbleed bug to an issue with the Linux kernel. Unfortunately, there's more to report today, but this time in the space of X.Org with multiple security issues that have been present going back to X11R5, which was released in 1991.
The latest X.Org driver update for the Synaptics touch hardware is now available.
The Freedreno X.Org driver has been updated and offers up various bug-fixes and 2D acceleration for this Qualcomm Adreno display driver.
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