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XWayland Gets Patches For Better EGLStreams Handling

While the recently released X.Org Server 1.20 has initial support for XWayland with EGLStreams so X11 applications/games on Wayland can still benefit from hardware acceleration, in its current state it doesn't integrate too well with Wayland desktop compositors wishing to support it. That's changing with a new patch series.

24 May 2018 - XWayland + EGLStreams - 18 Comments
ARM Mali 400/450 "Lima" DRM Driver Steps Closer To Mainline

When it comes to open-source ARM Mali graphics driver efforts there has been the Panfrost driver targeting the Mali T700 series that has occupied much of the limelight recently, but there has been a separate effort still working on open-source driver support for the older 400/450 series.

19 May 2018 - Lima DRM Review - 7 Comments
VMware 13.3 X.Org Driver Brings DRI3 With Latest Mesa, X.Org Server 1.20 Support

Usually X.Org DDX driver releases aren't too notable these days with most of the open-source Linux graphics innovations happening elsewhere in the stack, but for those using the VMware graphics virtualization support available through their different virtualization products, the xf86-video-vmware update out today is on the heavier side.

17 May 2018 - xf86-video-vmware 13.3 - 1 Comment
Understanding The X.Org Server's Complex Pointer Acceleration Code

While Peter Hutterer has been involved with the X.Org Server's input code and related projects for the past decade now and has spearheaded the projects around Multi Pointer X, X Input 2, and the Wayland/Xorg-using Libinput libraries, he's still had a tough time grasping the X.Org Server's pointer acceleration code.

10 May 2018 - Quite Complicated - 9 Comments
FreeDesktop.org Migrating To GitLab

FreeDesktop.org that is home to the X.Org Server and Mesa development along with Wayland/Weston and other projects like LibreOffice and GStreamer is working on migrating their services to GitLab.

7 May 2018 - FreeDesktop On GitLab - 31 Comments
The Shiny New Features Of X.Org Server 1.20

With the release of the long-awaited X.Org Server 1.20 finally being imminent, here is a look at the many features that were merged over the past year and a half for this long drawn out release process. While more of the Linux desktop continues moving towards Wayland, X.Org Server continues evolving as shown by the 1.20 release and as part of that is also plenty on the XWayland side.

3 May 2018 - X.Org Server 1.20 Features - 27 Comments
EGLStreams XWayland Code Revised Ahead Of X.Org Server 1.20

It's still not clear if the EGLStreams XWayland support will be merged for xorg-server 1.20 but at least the patches were revised this week, making it possible to merge them into this next X.Org Server release for allowing the NVIDIA proprietary driver to work with XWayland.

21 April 2018 - EGLStreams + XWayland - 21 Comments

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