X.Org Server Shatter Project Fails
Written by Michael Larabel in X.Org on 18 September 2014 at 08:30 PM EDT. 8 Comments
X.ORG --
As some more unfortunate X.Org news tonight besides the very low turnout thus far for the X.Org OPW women project, the latest attempt at Shatter support for the X.Org Server failed.

Earlier this summer was the start of an X.Org-funded project to develop Shatter. Shatter has long been talked about as a new feature for the X.Org Server to replace Xinerama. Shatter comes down to allowing the X.Org Server to split the rendering between multiple GPUs with each GPU covering different areas of a larger desktop.

A student from Cameroon hoped to develop the Shatter support after such feature was talked about for years. The student, Nyah Check, was being funded by the X.Org Foundation through the foundation's Endless Vacation of Code project that's similar in nature to Google's GSoC but runs year-round and is much more loose about requirements.

At today's X.Org meeting it was shared (meeting minutes) that the project had a number of delays and the project fell behind in the expected timeline so it failed at the EVoC midterm evaluation point. Shatter has been shattered, again, unless a women developer wants to take it up for an OPW project or another eager student hoping to do an EVoC.
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