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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
X.Org Has Been Accepted For The 2017 Google Summer of Code

The X.Org Foundation has been once again accepted as a mentoring organization for this year's Google Summer of Code. Yes, the X.Org involvement in GSoC isn't limited to just the xorg-server but also covers Mesa, Wayland, and other involvements.

28 February 2017 - X.Org GSoC - 5 Comments
X.Org Weighed Moving Their Annual XDC Conference Out Of The US

XDC 2017, the annual X.Org Developers' Conference, was announced last year for happening in Mountain View, California and hosted by Google but given the current US political climate, the X.Org Foundation was questioning whether to move the event outside of the United States.

22 February 2017 - X.Org Developers Conference - 30 Comments
X.Org Server 1.20 Breaks The Video Driver ABI

Just a quick note for anyone who routinely builds the latest X.Org Server from Git, the video driver ABI has been broken again, thus you'll need to rebuild your dependent DDX drivers assuming they have been modified for this new ABI.

12 February 2017 - xorg-server - 24 Comments
Libinput X.Org Driver Updated With New Capabilities

Libinput is the input handling library that originated with Wayland but has since been adopted by Mir as well as X.Org when using the xf86-input-libinput handling driver. This xf86-input-libinput adaptation for X.Org Servers has seen a new release today.

9 February 2017 - xf86-input-libinput - 1 Comment
Awesome 4.0 Window Manager Released

Yet another open-source project pushing out a big release for the holidays is the Awesome Window Manager Framework. Awesome 4.0 was released today with some big changes for this open-source X11/X.Org window manager and incorporates about four years of changes since Awesome 3.5.

25 December 2016 - Awesome 4.0 - 8 Comments

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