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Intel X.Org Driver Update Gets New Features

Chris Wilson of Intel OTC announced the release of the xf86-video-intel 2.21.4 X.Org driver on Monday morning. This new driver has clumsy PowerXpress integration, run-time detection of available CPU instruction sets, Haswell fix-ups, and more work on the SNA acceleration architecture.
11 March 2013 - xf86-video-intel 2.21.4 - 10 Comments

KMS Drivers To Unseat FBDEV For Embedded Linux

Laurent Pinchart talked at last month's Embedded Linux Conference about kernel mode-setting (KMS) and how it's beginning to unseat FBDEV for the dominant kernel display API for embedded systems.
9 March 2013 - KMS API

Ubuntu 13.04 Won't Get X.Org Server 1.14

Some of the X/Mesa plans for Ubuntu 13.04 and the future of Ubuntu graphics were announced today. Mesa 9.1 is coming but Ubuntu 13.04 won't be getting X.Org Server 1.14, in part due to Canonical's focus on Mir.
6 March 2013 - Ubuntu 13.04 - 12 Comments

A KMS Driver Finally Comes For QEMU/QXL

David Airlie has published a Linux kernel mode-setting driver for the QXL virtual hardware device that's available via QEMU for virtualized environments.
6 March 2013 - QXL KMS - 5 Comments

X.Org Server 1.14 "Keemun Mao Feng" Released

Version 1.14 of the widely-used X.Org Server was released on Wednesday morning. While this is a six-month update to the X.Org Server, this time around it isn't a hugely exciting update.
6 March 2013 - Keemun Mao Feng - 5 Comments

Ubuntu Announces Mir, A X.Org/Wayland Replacement

Canonical has lift the lid on Mir, it's name for the display server they are designing in-house. Mir will replace the X.Org Server on Ubuntu and it's not based upon Wayland or any other existing display server project.
4 March 2013 - Display Server - 154 Comments

The X.Org Server Development Process Might Change

Days after the X.Org Server development process was questioned, a new proposal has come about for the way that the xorg-server Git repository is managed with new development activity.
2 March 2013 - X.Org Server - 1 Comment

Nouveau vs. Radeon 2D Graphics Performance

Earlier today were the results from a 9-Way Low-End NVIDIA/AMD GPU Comparison On Open-Source Drivers using the open-source Radeon and Nouveau Gallium3D drivers. For those more concerned about the 2D Linux desktop performance, here are some results for reference.
27 February 2013 - Comparison - 3 Comments

X.Org Server Development Process Is Questioned

For the past few years the X.Org Server has managed to get back on track for being released bi-annually and without too many delays. However, the server has also fallen into a habit where it's being released without all of the "blocker bugs" being cleared.
24 February 2013 - X Server - 48 Comments

X.Org: "2013 Will Be The Year Of Mobile Wayland"

The 2013 State of X.Org Report has been issued by Bart Massey on the behalf of the X.Org Foundation. There isn't too much new information out of this brief report, but they may be doing less X.Org "katamari" releases or abandon this process all together. The annual report also expresses a belief that 2013 may be the year of "Mobile Wayland."
22 February 2013 - X.Org State - 14 Comments

DRI3000 (DRI3) Begins To Take Shape Again

Immediately following XDC2012 there was a lot of talk about "DRI3", but nothing materialized in time for the forthcoming X.Org Server 1.14 release. The DRI3 plans haven't died off but now Keith Packard is talking about this next Direct Rendering Infrastructure update as DRI3000.
20 February 2013 - DRI3 Forming - 12 Comments

X.Org Server 1.14 Is Being Readied For Release Soon

The second release candidate of X.Org Server 1.14 is now available ahead of the official release in a few weeks time.
14 February 2013 - X.Org Server 1.14 - 5 Comments

Atomic Page-Flipping & Mode-Setting Get Ready For Linux

Last weekend at FOSDEM 2013 there was an update on atomic page-flipping and mode-setting.
9 February 2013 - DRM Work - 1 Comment

David Airlie Talks About RandR 1.4, Reverse PRIME

Aside from the real story behind Wayland and X, another Linux graphics focused presentation at LCA 2013 was by David Airlie talking about his work on RandR 1.4 / PRIME.
6 February 2013 - Features - 8 Comments

Handling Overlays & Input With Wayland's Weston

This year during the X.Org development track at FOSDEM 2013 were just two talks concerning Wayland. One talk covered input with the Weston reference compositor while the other covered using hardware overlays for Weston.
6 February 2013 - FOSDEM 2013 - 8 Comments

Development Pace Of X.Org Is On The Decline

Donnie Berkholz presented at FOSDEM 2013 with various X.Org statistics and a look at the health of the development community. Not counting just the X.Org Server but also related components within the X.Org umbrella, the pace of development appears to be on the decline.
6 February 2013 - X.Org - 13 Comments

The Linux Graphics Driver Stack Remains Insecure

The Linux graphics driver stack remains currently insecure with some fundamental issues that jeopardize the Linux desktop's integrity, but improvements are still being made to address the current issues.
2 February 2013 - But Being Improved - 10 Comments

New ARM X.Org Driver Promises Better Performance

While xf86-video-sunxifb sounds like an old X.Org driver from the Sun Microsystems days for some obscure SPARC system, this driver is a fork of the xf86-video-mali DDX driver. What makes this ARM X.Org graphics driver interesting is that it promises better performance on the Allwinner A10/A13 SoC compared to the ARM vendor's official driver.
1 February 2013 - xf86-video-sunxifb - 2 Comments

VMware Updates Its DDX To Version 13.0.0

Aside from the load of miscellaneous X.Org package updates, VMware has released updates to their important X.Org driver components for input and graphics when it comes to Linux guests on their virtualization products.
16 January 2013 - xf86-video-vmwgfx

A Load Of X.Org Packages Get Updated

A large set of X11/X.Org components have seen new release updates in the past few days.
16 January 2013 - X.Org Updates - 2 Comments

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