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Open-Source OpenCL Adoption Is Sadly An Issue In 2017

While most of the talks that take place at the annual X.Org Developers' Conference are around the exciting progress being made across the Linux graphics landscape, at XDC2017 taking place this week at Google, the open-source GPGPU / compute talk is rather the let down due to the less than desirable state of the open-source OpenCL ecosystem.

22 September 2017 - Open-Source OpenCL In 2017 - 17 Comments
Today Marks 30 Years Since The Release Of X11

The X11 window system turns 30 years old today! X11 which still lives on through today via the X.Org Server on Linux, BSD, Solaris, and other operating systems is now three decades old.

15 September 2017 - X11 Turns 30 - 33 Comments
NVIDIA's Server-Side GLVND Implementation

Earlier this week I wrote about Adam Jackson's work at Red Hat on a prototype of an X.Org server-side GLVND implementation. NVIDIA has also now announced their coincidentally similar work.

21 July 2017 - Server-Side GLVND - 11 Comments
NVIDIA Proposes "DeepColor Visual" Extension For X.Org Server, For HDR On Linux

Since last year NVIDIA has been working on HDR support for the Linux desktop. They've worked on support for their driver, but with the Linux infrastructure for High Dynamic Range monitors lacking, they've been working on lower-level Linux improvements to allow for a HDR Linux desktop ecosystem with this next-generation of displays.

18 July 2017 - X11 DeepColor Visual - 29 Comments
X.Org Members: The Foundation Needs YOUR Vote

If you are an X.Org Foundation member, be sure to vote this week! Besides the routine elections, there are the proposed membership agreement changes that needs a majority of the members to vote.

5 April 2017 - X.Org 2017 - 2 Comments
Keith Packard Making Progress On DRM Leases For VR HMDs

Keith Packard recently released a blog post covering changes he's making to DRM/X for VR head mounted displays to better support them as part of his working with Valve and wanting to ensure these virtual reality headsets don't get in the way of window managers and allow VR apps/games to directly interface with them. He's published another update to his work.

1 April 2017 - DRM Leases Update - 3 Comments
2016 X.Org Annual Report

The 2016 X.Org Treasurer's Annual Report was recently released concerning the state of the foundation and expenses incurred for the 2016 fiscal year.

29 March 2017 - Treasurer Report - Add A Comment

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