X.Org Server 1.20 Expected Around January With New Features

Written by Michael Larabel in X.Org on 23 September 2017 at 09:39 AM EDT. 32 Comments
X.Org Server 1.19 is already almsot one year old and while X.Org is currently well off its six month release cadence, version 1.20 is being figured out for an early 2018 release.

Adam Jackson of Red Hat who has been serving as the xorg-server release manager held a quick session on Friday at XDC2017 to figure out what's needed for X.Org Server 1.20. His goal is to see X.Org Server 1.20 released in time for making the Fedora 28 version. For that to happen nicely, he's hoping to see xorg-server 1.20 released in January. The Fedora 28 beta freeze is the middle of March so there is still time for the 1.20 release to slip while making the F28 Linux distribution update.

Features being talked about for X.Org Server 1.20 include:

- Atomic mode-setting support within the xf86-video-modesetting DDX driver.

- DRI3 v1.1 and its new features.

- RandR leases as needed for KeithP's SteamVR HMD work with DRM leasing.

- Server-side GLVND support.

- GLAMOR OpenGL back-end.

- DeepColor support for HDR bits needed in X.Org Server.

- EGLStreams support for XWayland, which will help NVIDIA have XWayland support.

- Multi-buffered XWayland support from this year's Google Summer of Code.

Stay tuned for more details on X.Org Server 1.20 as its release approaches next year. Also already part of Git for this next release is initial Meson support, XWayland tablet pad support, better driver matching, XWayland keyboard grab, and various GLAMOR updates.
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