X.Org News Archives
Virtual KMS Driver To Work On Virtual Refresh Rate Support (FreeSync)

Over the past year and a half the VKMS Linux DRM driver has come together as the "virtual kernel mode-setting" implementation for headless systems and other environments not backed by a physical display. Interestingly being tacked on their TODO list now is VRR (Variable Refresh Rate) support. Separately, the prominent VKMS developer is now employed by AMD.

10 November 2019 - VKMS DRM Driver - 1 Comment
A Vast Majority Of Linux's Input Improvements Are Developed By One Individual

While there is an ever increasing number of open-source developers focusing on the Linux graphics stack with the GPU drivers and related infrastructure, it's quite a different story when it comes to the Linux input side. It's basically one developer that has been working on the Linux input improvements for the past number of years.

16 October 2019 - Peter Hutterer - 46 Comments
X.Org Server To See New CI-Driven Automated Release Cycles, Big Version Numbers

There hasn't been a major release of the X.Org Server now in 17 months... Not because there haven't been any changes (in fact, a lot of GLAMOR and XWayland work among other fixing) but because no one has stepped up as release manager to get the next version out the door. But to workaround that, developers are looking at moving the X.Org Server to purely time-based releases and letting their continuous integration testing be the deciding factor on if a release is ready to ship.

10 October 2019 - xorg-server - 22 Comments
X.Org's Modesetting Driver Flips Off Atomic By Default

While atomic mode-setting has been around for several years now and to provide a modern mode-setting interface that can test modes prior to the actual operation and reduce possible flickering during mode-setting events and also being faster, the common xf86-video-modesetting driver has at least temporarily disabled the support by default.

4 September 2019 - Atomic Mode-Setting - 41 Comments
It's A Last Call For Speakers At X.Org's XDC2019 Event

The 2019 X.Org Developers Conference for "all-things open-source graphics" is coming up at the start of October. But if you've been wanting to talk about something related to the Linux kernel, Mesa, Wayland, or related components, this week is your last chance to apply.

2 July 2019 - X Developers Conference - 1 Comment
X.Org Server Closer To Better Handling On-Demand XWayland Startup

Merged this week to the X.Org Server code-base was an EGL-based GLX provider for helping XWayland and allowing some games to run nicely now under this X11 code-path for Wayland compositors. While not yet merged, another interesting bit of XWayland code is now under review as a merge request.

26 May 2019 - XWayland On-Demand - 23 Comments
X.Org's XDC2019 Issues Call For Proposals On Wayland, Mesa, X.Org, Etc

X.Org's annual event, the X.Org Developers' Conference, is running like a well-oiled machined these days. While there are still months to go until XDC2019 in Montreal, a Call for Proposals has been issued for those wishing to speak at this annual gathering that pertains to Wayland, Mesa, libinput, Cairo, and related components as well, yes, the X.Org Server.

21 May 2019 - XDC2019 CfP - 53 Comments
The Process For Eventually Releasing X.Org Server 1.21

While formally the X.Org Server aimed to put out a new feature update every six months, in recent years they have been well off that trajectory with not much feature activity going on especially now that GLAMOR / XWayland / xf86-video-modesetting have stabilized and many Linux distributions eyeing Wayland by default. But there is now at least some little bit of interest in what's going into X.Org Server 1.21.

15 May 2019 - xorg-server 1.21 - 26 Comments
NVIDIA Working On New GLX Extension To Help PRIME GPU Offloading

NVIDIA has been working on a new GLX extension to help the PRIME GPU offloading situation where multiple GPU vendors are involved and thus different OpenGL driver implementations. In particular, the proposed GLX_EXT_server_vendor_select is designed to better fit in to address PRIME GPU offloading obstacles introduced by their work on the now common GLVND OpenGL Vendor Neutral Dispatch library.

25 April 2019 - GLX_EXT_server_vendor_select - 27 Comments

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