X.Org News Archives
X.Org Saw A Lot Of Work In The 2010s Even With Wayland Taking Off

Here's a look back at the most popular news over the past decade on X.Org out of our one thousand plus articles on the topic during the 2010s. Even with Wayland taking off in recent years and effectively reaching parity to the X.Org Server for common use-cases, the X.Org Server has continued seeing new development especially in the areas of GLAMOR and XWayland. Sadly though we're ending the 2010s without a major stable release of the xorg-server since May 2018.

28 December 2019 - X.Org 2010s - 18 Comments
X.Org's Modesetting Driver Gets Smarter - Queries Mesa For Which GL Driver To Use

The X.Org Server and its integrated "modesetting" DDX driver that is most commonly used on modern Linux systems in place of hardware-specific DDX drivers is finally getting more robust with xorg-server 1.21... It will no longer rely upon the server's PCI ID driver mapping for figuring out the DRI driver to load as needed for GLAMOR 2D acceleration over OpenGL.

27 November 2019 - xf86-video-modesetting - 10 Comments
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

1028 X.Org news articles published on Phoronix.