The open-source X.Org driver for the ancient ATI Rage 128 graphics processors has been revived in recent months.
We have known for a while now that XDC2014 will happen in Bordeaux, France. Today the official call for presentations/papers has finally been issued along with other details on this upcoming Linux graphics conference.
Following the recent concerns about breakage with the X.Org Server 1.16 ABI, upstream developers have gone ahead and bumped the video driver ABI version.
A second development snapshot of the xf86-input-synaptics DDX driver is now available with some changes to improve its touchpad support for modern laptops and ultrabooks.
A late breakage to the X.Org Server 1.16 ABI is resulting in (arguably rightful) concern by the proprietary driver developers at NVIDIA.
Peter Hutterer of Red Hat released an updated xf86-input-evdev driver on Monday for improving this common X.Org input driver.
The generic xf86-video-modesetting DDX driver that's designed to work universally across Linux KMS drivers now has support for sever-managed file-descriptors, which will help this driver work on non-root X Servers.
For those interested in the performance of GLAMOR 2D acceleration that's accelerated via OpenGL, Keith Packard has written a new blog post on the topic.
A student out of Africa is hoping to develop OpenGL 4.0+ test cases for Mesa's Piglit for the X.Org Foundation as part of an Endless Vacation of Code project.
There's stable release updates out this Sunday evening for the X.Org Server.
While many are still busy working through fallout of the OpenSSL Heartbleed bug within organizations, on a separate but security related note, kernel developers specializing in the Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) graphics drivers are working to beef up their own driver security.
Keith Packard has released xorg-server 126.96.36.1992 this afternoon with the X.Org Server 1.16 feature merge window having been closed.
As anticipated, X.Org Server 1.16 when released this summer will feature initial support for XWayland.
Improvements have landed so far into the Intel and Radeon X.Org drivers for better allowing the X.Org Server to run without root privileges.
A useful tip shared by X.Org input expert Peter Hutterer is that with today's GNOME 3.12 release the GNOME Display Manager is no longer writing X.Org Server logs to the file but is being stored within systemd's journal.
It looks like with the X.Org Server 1.16 release this summer there might finally be XWayland support for providing legacy X11 support within Wayland environments.
VMware's VMWgfx virtual graphics driver stack has picked up some new capabilities.
There continues to be a lot of improvements to the GLAMOR acceleration architecture for 2D X11 over OpenGL.
This year's X.Org Foundation Board of Director elections are over. The results are as you can guess with having four nominees for four seats.
Just a day past the GLAMOR "mega series" code was merged into the mainline X.Org Server as the work of Intel's Eric Anholt, Keith Packard has revived his set of twenty core rendering patches.
Eric Anholt's big Intel patch-set to the GLAMOR acceleration architecture has now been merged for the mainline X.Org Server.
Peter Hutterer has announced a new development release of the xf86-video-synaptics 1.8 driver that is going to offer up many changes for this input driver common to Linux laptops/ultrabooks.
Eric Anholt at Intel OTC continues investing great amounts of time recently on improving the GLAMOR acceleration code that was merged into the X.Org Server for speeding up 2D acceleration using OpenGL. Eric is out this week with a set of 27 patches for review pertaining to this code.
Eric Anholt has published another major series of patches for GLAMOR.
GLAMOR continues advancing for carrying out 2D X.Org acceleration via OpenGL.
The X.Org Foundation Board of Directors is continuing to work on their possible merger with the SPI organization.
The Xephyr GLAMOR code and code that adds DRI3 support to GLAMOR has been called to be pushed into the xorg-server code-base for X.Org Server 1.16.
The X.Org Foundation Board of Directors 2014 elections are now underway and should be less than contentious assuming enough votes have been casted.
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.
Keith Packard has tagged a new developmental version of the X.Org Server.
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