X.Org's XDC Is This Week In Bordeaux: Wayland, BSD & Wine

Written by Michael Larabel in X.Org on 6 October 2014 at 01:17 PM EDT. 6 Comments
The annual X.Org Developers' Conference (XDC) is taking place this week in Bordeaux, France. Here's some of the interesting sessions taking place alongside wine drinking.

Those not attending in person still have the opportunity to possibly watch the sessions -- they're going to be trying live streaming of the videos, but it's not yet known if that will work out due to the university's network where the event is taking place. Otherwise, however, they hope to have up some video recordings later on via YouTube. I'll also be working on remote coverage of the event but sadly won't be there in person this year due to other obligations and travel budget. The sessions I'm most looking forward to watching and looking after the materials include:

- Stephen Chandler Paul on tablet device support in the Wayland protocol.

- Roy Spliet talking about his continued work on Nouveau GPU/memory re-clocking.

- Alex Deucher talking about AMD's unified open-source driver plans.

- The state of the X.Org Foundation.

- David Herrmann talking about graphics beyond the compositor.

- A GLAMOR acceleration report by Keith Packard.

- StarPU for computations between CPUs and GPUs.

- Tizen's Wayland usage by Manuel Bachmann.

- Jean-Sébastien Pédron providing a status update on the FreeBSD graphics stack while Matthieu Herrb will be talking about the state of the OpenBSD graphics stack.

- Francois Tigeot talking about porting DRM/KMS drivers to DragonFlyBSD.

- Connor Abbott's work on the NIR IR for Mesa.

- Andy Ritger of NVIDIA will be talking about their work on the new OpenGL Linux ABI that's long been talked about but has yet to materialize on the Linux desktop. He'll also talk about their work towards getting the NVIDIA binary driver on Wayland and Mir.

The complete program for the three day event can be found via the X.Org Wiki along with other event information. I'll be working as fast as possible with any video streams and my sources in Bordeaux to get as close to live coverage from the event on Phoronix.
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