GLAMOR is an acceleration library merged into the X.Org Server 1.16 that provides 2D acceleration implemented over OpenGL so X.Org DDX drivers no longer need to implement 2D-specific code-paths. GLAMOR is designed to be universal amongst OpenGL / OpenGL ES supported hardware.

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GLAMOR Articles & Reviews

GLAMOR + RadeonSI 2D Acceleration Is Quite Good For Open-Source AMD 2D Performance   Display Drivers   2015-04-29
Radeon GLAMOR vs. Radeon EXA vs. Catalyst On X.Org Server 1.17   Display Drivers   2015-03-18
RadeonSI GLAMOR Benchmarks With X.Org Server 1.16   Software   2014-09-17
Nouveau Drags Behind Intel & Radeon For Linux 2D Performance   Display Drivers   2014-03-18
Intel 2D GLAMOR vs. UXA vs. SNA On Ubuntu 14.04   Display Drivers   2014-03-11
AMD RadeonSI GLAMOR 2D Benchmarks   Display Drivers   2013-11-04
Intel SNA & Glamor Acceleration On Ivy Bridge   Display Drivers   2012-06-25
Intel Glamor Acceleration Compared To SNA, UXA   Display Drivers   2012-05-17

GLAMOR Linux & Open-Source News

XWayland 24.1 Released With Explicit Sync, Better Rootful Experience   Wayland   2024-05-15
XWayland 24.1 RC2 Brings Fixes For Explicit Sync & DRM Leasing   Wayland   2024-05-02
XWayland 24.1 RC Released With Explicit Sync, Improved Rootful & GLAMOR Optimizations   Wayland   2024-04-17
X.Org Server Change Allows GLAMOR To Fallback To Software Rendering For Obsolete GPUs   X.Org   2024-04-11
XWayland Now Allows For Better Choosing Between OpenGL & OpenGL ES   X.Org   2023-11-02
X.Org's GLAMOR Adds Support For OpenGL ES 3.0 Shaders   Mesa   2023-10-18
Mesa 23.3 Fixes Zink Rendering For X.Org/XWayland GLAMOR   Mesa   2023-09-10
xf86-video-ati 22.0 Released For Older ATI/AMD GPUs   X.Org   2023-04-26
XWayland 23.1 Released With High Resolution Scroll Wheel, DMA-BUF v4 Feedback   Wayland   2023-03-22
XWayland 23.1 Aims For Release In March With New Features   Wayland   2023-02-14
Igalia Working Towards Faster 2D Rendering For Older Raspberry Pi Boards   Raspberry Pi   2022-07-16
AMDGPU X.Org 22.0 Driver Released With AsyncFlipSecondaries, GLAMOR Fixes   Radeon   2022-02-23
Mesa's "Copper" Is A Step Closer To Being Brazed   Mesa   2022-01-14
XWayland Adds Support For Touchpad Gestures   X.Org   2021-12-05
Experimental Mesa Zink Code Managing To Run Wayland's Weston Compositor   Mesa   2021-11-12
XWayland Lands Another Performance Fix   Wayland   2021-11-04
X.Org Server 21.1 Released With Variable Rate Refresh In Modesetting Driver, Other Work   X.Org   2021-10-27
X.Org Server 21.1 RC2 Brings Fix For Mixed VRR/Non-VRR Multi-Monitor Setups   X.Org   2021-10-14
X.Org Server 21.1 RC1 Released With VRR Support For Modesetting Driver, Other Features   X.Org   2021-09-21
X.Org Server Adds "Fake Screen FPS" Option   X.Org   2021-08-04
Older Intel Graphics With Crocus Enjoy EXT_gpu_shader4, GLAMOR 2D Improvements   Intel   2021-07-13
X.Org Server 21.1 Development Snapshot Released   X.Org   2021-07-05
XWayland 21.1.2 Nears With NVIDIA Hardware Acceleration   X.Org   2021-06-30
XWayland 21.1 Standalone Released To Offer Better X11 Client On Wayland Experience   X.Org   2021-03-17
XWayland 21.1 Release Candidate Offers Split From The X.Org Server   X.Org   2021-02-17
X.Org Server 1.20.10 Allows For Larger Number Of Input Devices, Present Extension Fixes   X.Org   2020-12-02
X.Org Server Lands Fixes For XWayland Full-Screen Support   X.Org   2020-02-24
X.Org Server 1.20.7 Released With A Handful Of Fixes For GLAMOR + Modesetting   X.Org   2020-01-14
X.Org Server Development Hits A Nearly Two Decade Low   X.Org   2020-01-04
X.Org Saw A Lot Of Work In The 2010s Even With Wayland Taking Off   X.Org   2019-12-28
X.Org's Modesetting Driver Gets Smarter - Queries Mesa For Which GL Driver To Use   X.Org   2019-11-27
XWayland Work Pending To Address Game Tearing/Stuttering   X.Org   2019-11-20
X.Org Server To See New CI-Driven Automated Release Cycles, Big Version Numbers   X.Org   2019-10-10
Intel's SNA 2D Acceleration Code Sees Rare Activity   Intel   2019-09-29
X.Org Server 1.20.5 Released With A Few XWayland & GLAMOR Fixes   X.Org   2019-05-30
The Process For Eventually Releasing X.Org Server 1.21   X.Org   2019-05-15
GLAMOR Sees More Improvements For What Will Eventually Be X.Org Server 1.21   X.Org   2019-04-18
X.Org Server 1.20.2 Released With A Bunch Of Bug Fixes   X.Org   2018-10-15
VC4 Gallium3D Gets Much Faster Texture Upload/Download Performance, Helping GLAMOR   Mesa   2018-09-09
Why Linux's Direct Rendering Manager Won't Add A Generic 2D Acceleration API   Linux Kernel   2018-08-22
Qualcomm Adreno 600 Series Support Proposed For Linux 4.19 Kernel   Linux Kernel   2018-08-11
X.Org Server 1.20 Branch Created, Latest EGLStreams Patches Added   X.Org   2018-08-05
XWayland Now Makes Sure DRI3 Gets Turned On For GLAMOR   X.Org   2018-07-30
Fedora 29 Is Shaping Up To Be A Very Exciting Release   Fedora   2018-07-25
Firefox Developers Still Hesitant About Using EGL Over GLX On X11 Linux   Mozilla   2018-05-26
XWayland Gets Patches For Better EGLStreams Handling   X.Org   2018-05-24
The Shiny New Features Of X.Org Server 1.20   X.Org   2018-05-03
EGLStreams XWayland Code Revised Ahead Of X.Org Server 1.20   X.Org   2018-04-21
X.Org Server 1.20 RC4 Released, EGLStreams For XWayland Might Still Land   X.Org   2018-04-11
Per-Window Flipping In Present With XWayland Support Revised   X.Org   2018-03-13
DRI3 v1.2 Lands In X.Org Server 1.20   X.Org   2018-03-05
AMDGPU 18.0 X.Org Driver Released   Radeon   2018-03-02
A Look At The Many Features To X.Org Server 1.20   X.Org   2018-02-28
GLAMOR & xf86-video-modesetting Get Deep Color Support In X.Org Server 1.20   X.Org   2018-02-27
Mesa 17.3 Remains Quite Buggy, Developer Calls For Better Handling In The Future   Mesa   2018-02-22
X.Org Server 1.19.7 Is Being Prepared For Ubuntu With OutputClass Improvements   Ubuntu   2018-02-13
XWayland Gets Initial Support For EGLStreams To Support NVIDIA's Driver   X.Org   2018-02-07
GLAMOR Acceleration Should Now Work With 30-Bit Deep Color Support   X.Org   2018-01-26
Server-Side GLVND Updated While X.Org Server 1.20 Drags On   X.Org   2018-01-10
2017 Has Been The First Year In A Decade Without A Major X.Org Server Update   X.Org   2017-12-05
Marek & Mario Prep 10-bit Color Visual Support For Mesa/Gallium3D   Mesa   2017-11-25
X.Org Server 1.19.4 Released   X.Org   2017-10-04
X.Org Server 1.20 Expected Around January With New Features   X.Org   2017-09-23
Raspbian Still Being Tuned For Greater VC4 Performance   Mesa   2017-07-11
GLAMOR Updates Land In The X.Org Server, OpenGL ES Fallback   X.Org   2017-05-18
Better Driver Matching For X.Org Server 1.20   X.Org   2017-05-10
Trying AMDGPU-PRO 17.10 On Ubuntu 17.04   Ubuntu   2017-04-16
Ubuntu 17.04 Now Available For Download   Ubuntu   2017-04-13
GLAMOR 2D Tests On Ubuntu 17.04 With X.Org Server 1.19   Ubuntu   2017-04-13
X.Org Server 1.19 Lands In Ubuntu 17.04   Ubuntu   2017-04-05
The Meson Build System Is Being Fitted For The X.Org Server   X.Org   2017-03-27
Ubuntu 17.04 Still Hasn't Landed X.Org Server 1.19   Ubuntu   2017-03-25
Eric Anholt Continues Tuning GLAMOR, Cleaning Up ARM CLCD Driver   Arm   2017-03-21
xf86-video-ati 7.9 / xf86-video-amdgpu 1.3 DDX Driver Updates   Radeon   2017-03-16
X.Org Server 1.20 Breaks The Video Driver ABI   X.Org   2017-02-12
Fedora Switching Away From Intel X.Org DDX Driver   Fedora   2017-01-10
Arcan Display Server Working On X.Org / Wayland Compatibility   Free Software   2016-12-27
NVIDIA Developer Posts Auto PRIME Detection, Mesa USB Loader Support   Mesa   2016-12-23
AMD Planning To Enable GLAMOR By Default For R600 & Newer GPUs   Radeon   2016-11-21
X.Org Server 1.20 "Shrimp & Grits" Open For Development   X.Org   2016-11-18
X.Org Server 1.19 Officially Released With A Year's Worth Of Improvements   X.Org   2016-11-15
OpenSUSE 42.2 RC2 Released, Disables Nouveau 3D Support By Default   SUSE   2016-11-02
NVIDIA Maxwell Support Patches For The Nouveau X.Org Driver   Nouveau   2016-10-27
October Should Be Very Exciting For Linux Enthusiasts   Free Software   2016-10-02
X.Org's GLAMOR 2D Performance Continues To Be Tuned   X.Org   2016-09-26
X.Org Server 1.19 Is Ready To Freeze, Almost 600 Changes   X.Org   2016-09-17
Intel's X.Org Driver Still Being Developed, No Sign Of 3.0 Released   Intel   2016-08-02
Ubuntu & Debian Abandon Intel X.Org Driver For Most Hardware, Moves To Modesetting DDX   Debian   2016-07-23
Radeon X.Org Driver Now Only Uses DRI3 By Default With GLAMOR   Radeon   2016-07-22
X.Org Server 1.18.4 Released With XWayland / GLAMOR / Modesetting Improvements   X.Org   2016-07-19
Intel SNA vs. Modesetting GLAMOR - DDX Benchmarks   Intel   2016-05-20
AMD Unleashes Initial AMDGPU Driver Support For GCN 1.0 / Southern Islands GPUs   Radeon   2016-05-13
GLAMOR vs. EXA 2D Radeon Performance On X.Org Server 1.18.3 / Ubuntu 16.04   X.Org   2016-04-24
Radeon vs. Modesetting DDX Driver Performance On Ubuntu 16.04   Ubuntu   2016-04-23
Nouveau vs. Modesetting X.Org Drivers For Open-Source NVIDIA Users   Nouveau   2016-04-06
X.Org Server 1.18.3 Has A DRI3/Present Fix To Avoid Eating Your CPU & Other Issues   X.Org   2016-04-04
Linux 4.6 To Offer Faster Raspberry Pi 3D Performance   Raspberry Pi   2016-03-14
X.Org Server 1.18.2 Brings DRI3 Fixes, Better GLAMOR & XWayland Updates   X.Org   2016-03-11
XWayland Lands The GLAMOR X-Video Support   Wayland   2016-03-11
X.Org Server 1.18 Makes It For Ubuntu 16.04   X.Org   2016-03-10
XWayland Gets GLAMOR X-Video Support   Wayland   2016-02-16
Nouveau Developers Already Got 3D Games Running On Maxwell GPUs   Nouveau   2016-02-15
Some Fresh Radeon EXA/GLAMOR 2D Acceleration Benchmarks   Radeon   2016-02-11
DRI3 Still Appears To Be Causing Problems For Nouveau   Nouveau   2016-02-09
X.Org Server 1.18.1 Has Fixes For GLAMOR, Modesetting & DRI3 Presentation   Red Hat   2016-02-08
GLAMOR Is Getting More Cleanups In Aiming For Better Performance   X.Org   2016-01-29
OpenGL 3.1 Core Support Lands In X.Org Server's GLAMOR   X.Org   2016-01-26
OpenGL 3.3 Core Profile Support For GLAMOR   X.Org   2016-01-18
X.Org Server Development Slows To Lowest Point In A Decade   X.Org   2016-01-04
Nouveau 1.0.12 DDX Driver Brings Fixes, Good DRI3 Support   Nouveau   2015-12-08
X.Org Server 1.18 Officially Released   X.Org   2015-11-09
Mesa's DRI3 Support For EGL Still Baking, The State Of DRI3 For X.Org Drivers   Mesa   2015-10-30
X.Org Server Commit Process Opens Up To More Developers   X.Org   2015-10-27
Nouveau X.Org Driver Drops GLAMOR Support   NVIDIA   2015-09-13
X.Org Server 1.18 Will Require Updated Video Drivers   X.Org   2015-07-17
Nouveau X.Org Driver To Drop Maxwell & GLAMOR Support   Nouveau   2015-07-17
X.Org Server Lands More Mode-Setting/GLAMOR Improvements, But No Sign Of 1.18   X.Org   2015-06-30
PRIME, Mode-Setting Driver Improvements Yield Better USB Graphics Support   X.Org   2015-06-20
SNA Is Four Years Old - Intel's 3.0 X.Org Driver Still Unreleased   Intel   2015-06-09
Intel Works On Page-Flipping For The Mode-Setting Driver   X.Org   2015-04-22
Radeon X.Org Driver Still Trying To Eliminate Tearing, Adds TearFree Option   X.Org   2015-04-21
GLAMOR Starts Getting Improved For X.Org Server 1.18   X.Org   2015-03-25
X.Org Server 1.17 Makes It Into Ubuntu 15.04   X.Org   2015-03-13
Intel X.Org Driver Enables Render-Nodes By Default For DRI3   Intel   2015-02-10
X.Org Server 1.17 Officially Released   X.Org   2015-02-04
X.Org Server 1.17 Pre-Release "TimTam" Is Out   X.Org   2015-01-23
Linux.Conf.Au 2015 Kicks Off In Auckland   Linux Events   2015-01-12
A New VIA OpenChrome Gallium3D Driver Is Under Development   Hardware   2015-01-08
X.Org Server 1.17 Should Ship Soon, X.Org Server 1.18 Likely To Be A Quicker Cycle   X.Org   2015-01-05
X.Org Server Saw More Code In 2014 Than 2013, But Its Heydays Are Over   X.Org   2015-01-03
The Top AMD, Intel & NVIDIA Linux News For 2014   Hardware   2014-12-30
X.Org & Wayland Can Both Co-Exist & Continue Marching Forward   Wayland   2014-12-28
Mode-Setting Driver Now Supports VBlanks With Present   X.Org   2014-12-26
VC4 Gallium3D Adds DMA-BUF Support, Yields Working DRI3   Mesa   2014-12-18
Radeon vs. Modesetting DDX Performance Comparison   X.Org   2014-12-17
X-Video Support For The Mode-Setting DDX Driver   X.Org   2014-12-15
GLAMOR Acceleration Continues To Be Cleaned Up   X.Org   2014-10-30
X.Org Server 1.17 RC1 Released, Exciting For GLAMOR & Modesetting   X.Org   2014-10-29
DRI2 Support Proposed For The Generic Mode-Setting Driver   X.Org   2014-10-27
Nouveau Now Supports DRI3 Without GLAMOR   Nouveau   2014-10-22
Recapping All The Interesting Talks Of XDC2014   X.Org   2014-10-12
GLAMOR Is Making Linux 2D Performance More Glamorous   X.Org   2014-10-10
xf86-video-modesetting Gets The GLAMOR Treatment   X.Org   2014-10-09
The Slides Announcing The New "AMDGPU" Kernel Driver   Radeon   2014-10-08
X.Org's XDC Is This Week In Bordeaux: Wayland, BSD & Wine   X.Org   2014-10-06
Radeon 2D Performance On Fedora 21: EXA vs. GLAMOR   Fedora   2014-09-28
Skylake Support Added To Intel's X.Org Driver   X.Org   2014-09-26
SNA & UXA Intel Benchmarks With X.Org Server 1.16   X.Org   2014-09-17
New Code Starts Lining Up For X.Org Server 1.17   X.Org   2014-09-16
NVIDIA Maxwell GPU Support On Nouveau Still Requires More Work   Nouveau   2014-09-14