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Support For The X.Org State Tracker In R300g Killed

The X.Org state tracker target, which allows for providing basic 2D/EXA acceleration with the X.Org Server over GPU shaders using a generic Gallium3D state tracker, is no longer supported by the R300 Gallium3D driver. Support has been eliminated and the X.Org state tracker targets for other Gallium3D drivers might also be dropped.

14 January 2013 - R300 Gallium3D - 5 Comments
DRM Library Gets Improved Documentation

For those developers wishing to dive into the Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) world on Linux, committed to the libdrm tree are improved man pages that cover various areas of this key component to the open-source Linux graphics stack.

12 January 2013 - libdrm - Add A Comment
X.Org @ FOSDEM 2013 Is Less Than One Month Away

There's less than a month to go until FOSDEM 2013 in Brussels, Belgium. The X@FOSDEM developers meeting of X.Org stakeholders will once again be taking place at this leading annual open-source conference for Europeans. Here's an interview with Luc Verhaegen sharing about what he'll be talking about with his Lima driver project.

10 January 2013 - Verhaegen - 1 Comment
DRM Render Nodes Published, Better Graphics Security

A complete but experimental implementation of "render nodes" for the open-source Linux graphics stack has been published. After being discussed in months prior for advancing the Linux graphics stack to take care of some security holes, this render node implementation is slowly but surely nearing a state for merging to mainline.

18 December 2012 - DRI Render Nodes - Add A Comment
X Input 2.3 Patches Bring Pointer Barrier Events

Peter Hutterer has published his patches for X Input 2.3, the next version of the X.Org Input extension that's likely to be merged into X.Org Server 1.14. The notable addition to X Input 2.3 is Pointer Barrier Events.

7 December 2012 - X Input 2.3 - Add A Comment
Reading The Linux Graphics Driver How-To Book

For those wondering about the outcome of the Linux graphics driver development book that was worked on back in September prior to XDC2012, the book continues to be worked on a bit for those interested in reading it.

20 October 2012 - Linux Graphics Driver - 18 Comments
Cairo 1.12.4 Brings Worthwhile Changes

Taking a break from his crazy activity on the Intel driver and SNA acceleration architecture, Chris Wilson released today Cairo 1.12.4. There are some worthwhile changes and new features to this release making it worth the upgrade.

5 October 2012 - New Features - 8 Comments
DRM2 Proposed At XDC2012

Improvements to the Direct Rendering Manager were proposed on Friday during XDC2012.

22 September 2012 - Direct Rendering Manager 2 - 8 Comments
XDC2012 Shenanigans: Annual Caption Contest

For those not partaking in the XDC2012 Franconian beer hike today or at Oktoberfest in Munich, here's the annual Phoronix caption contest for the X.Org Developers' Conference.

22 September 2012 - Weekend Fun - 6 Comments
Programming Languages For X Applications

Bart Massey, an X.Org Foundation Board of Directors member and Portland State University employee, shared his opinions this week on programming languages for X applications and the web vs. the desktop.

22 September 2012 - Opinion - 36 Comments
The X Composite Window Manager With XtoQ

Another interesting talk at XDC2012 was the work going into XCWM, the X Composite Window Manager. This library along with an XtoQ component come out of academia and allows running X client windows as part of OS native windows on platforms like OS X, Windows, and Wayland.

21 September 2012 - XCWM - Add A Comment

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