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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

DRI3 Async Display Flipping For Linux, VBlank Syncing

While Mir and Wayland are the future of Linux desktop display serving, X11 isn't going to magically disappear in the near-term. X.Org Server releases will keep coming for maintaining support for existing X11 clients, other alternative operating systems and environments where Wayland/Mir don't work, etc. With the X.Org Server still having a future, Keith Packard has been working on some improvements.
24 July 2013 - X11 Support - 15 Comments

Canonical Posts X.Org, Driver Patches For XMir

Canonical last week posted 15 patches so Mesa could support their Mir Display Server and specifically the Mir EGL platform. Those patches haven't received many comments from upstream Mesa developers, but there were more than 200 comments in our forums. Over the night, Canonical has posted X.Org Server patches for supporting XMir plus the open-source driver patches so it can handle XMir with nested compositing.
22 July 2013 - Canonical XMir - 56 Comments

Video Support Still Brewing For GLAMOR Acceleration

Video acceleration support for the GLAMOR library, the open-source way of accelerating 2D X.Org operations via the 3D engine, is still coming and is being worked on by a student this summer.
16 July 2013 - GLAMOR Video - 2 Comments

X.Org DRI3 Present Extension Starts Taking Shape

Keith Packard of Intel has managed to get an initial implementation of the DRI3 Present extension written and running for the X.Org Server.
12 July 2013 - Keith Packard Presents - 10 Comments

New Unified VMA Offset Manager, Render Node Patches

David Herrmann has a GSoC project for working on DRM render and mode-set nodes and so far he has been making great progress. On Sunday he posted his second revision of his unified VMA offset manager patch-set and DRM render node work.
7 July 2013 - Render/Mode-Set Nodes

Kernel-Based X11 Server Claims 2x Performance Over X.Org

MicroXwin is an X.Org Server alternative for an X Windows System implementation for Unix/Linux desktop. The developers behind MicroXwin are claiming that by implementing their X Server in the kernel they are getting a 2x performance advantage while using less memory and being binary compatible with Xlib.
24 June 2013 - MicroXwin - 45 Comments

X.Org XDC2013 Announced For X, Wayland, Mesa

The X.Org Foundation has finally announced the details concerning the 2013 X.Org Developers' Conference.
14 June 2013 - XDC2013 - 4 Comments

New X DRI3 Extension Starts Working On GNOME, KDE

Keith Packard has announced that the first of two new DRI3 (DRI3000) extensions for X.Org is working and the new extension can cooperate with the loading of the complete KDE and GNOME desktops.
5 June 2013 - DRI3 Extension - 8 Comments

X.Org Has Some Interesting Summer GSoC Projects

The accepted Google Summer of Code 2013 projects concerning X.Org, Nouveau, and Mesa / Gallium3D is now known. There's some exciting stuff!
30 May 2013 - X.Org Projects - 14 Comments

X.Org Foundation BoD Summaries

A pleasant and welcome change since this year's X.Org Foundation election is the return of meeting summaries for providing board members and the stakeholding desktop community with the results of each bi-weekly meeting.
30 May 2013 - Summaries - 2 Comments

Linux Desktop Security Could Be A Whole Lot Better

The security researcher that uncovered a host of X.Org security issues went beyond just evaluating the X.Org libraries and looked at other Linux desktop packages too. There's many security-related bugs outstanding within the Linux desktop ecosystem and Ilja van Sprundel believes "things could be better by several orders of magnitude."
23 May 2013 - Security - 40 Comments

X.Org Libraries Hit By Round Of Security Issues

It was just last month that there was an X.Org Server security issue dealing with hot-plugging of input devices. Being announced today is a new round of security problems, this time multiple issues dealing with X.Org client libraries.
23 May 2013 - X.Org Security - 27 Comments

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