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 184.108.40.2062 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.
The annual X.Org Developers' Conference (XDC2014) has been announced this year to take place in early October in Bordeaux, France.
The nomination period is now over for the 2014 X.Org elections.
The work by Intel developer Eric Anholt for accelerating the Xephyr X.Org nested server with GLAMOR has been posted to the X.Org developers' mailing list for review.
Patches have been published to the X.Org mailing list for providing systemd integration with the xorg-server.
While the GLAMOR code was just merged into the X.Org Server, there's a new standalone release of glamor-egl, which is perhaps the last major release of this 2D-over-OpenGL acceleration library.
The GLAMOR 2D-over-OpenGL acceleration code is being integrated into the X.Org Server itself for the in-development X.Org Server 1.16 release.
Aaron Plattner of NVIDIA has laid out the latest problem in the X.Org world: how to deal with 4K tiled displays that show themselves to the PC as two displays.
It's time once again to nominate new members for voting to serve on the X.Org Foundation Board of Directors.
Distributed Multihead X will no longer be built by default on future versions of the X.Org Server.
Eric Anholt at Intel has been devoting much time recently to cleaning up and improving GLAMOR to make it possible to have fast and reliable 2D acceleration via OpenGL within the X.Org world while using a device independent driver.
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