A Major Rework To The X.Org Video Driver ABI

One of the mailing list threads I’ve been trying to catch up on this week while at Oktoberfest is the heated discussion about merging video/input drivers back into the X.Org Servers. This discussion was started at the XDC2011 conference, but there’s many e-mails being exchanged from more parties not in favor of merging the drivers […]

X.Org Server 1.9.4 Released; 1.9.5 Expected

Before ending out last week, Jeremy Huddleston released X.Org Server 1.9.4. At least one more release, X.Org Server 1.9.5, is also expected before this branch is retired in favor of X Server 1.10, which will be released in the coming weeks. X.Org Server 1.9.4 isn’t too exciting as it just pulls in about two dozen […]

X.org 7.6 released

http://www.x.org –The X.Org Foundation and the global community of X.Org developers announce the release 7.6 of the X Window System. This release is the seventh modular release of the X Window System. The next full release will be X11R7.7 and is expected in 2011. X11R7.6 supports GNU/Linux, BSD, Solaris, MacOS X, Microsoft Windows and GNU […]

Coming Soon: X.Org 7.6 Release Candidate

X.Org Server 1.9.1 was released yesterday, which led us to wonder about the status of the X.Org 7.6 katamari that was supposed to come at around the same time as this first stable point release. We hadn’t heard anything about the X.Org 7.6 release schedule in weeks and before that the target to ship this […]

What Parts Of X.Org Should Be Killed With Fire?

Originally at the X.Org Developers’ Summit here in Toulouse this week there was going to be a talk entitled “Kill It With Fire” where Corbin Simpson (mostly known for his work on the ATI R300 Gallium3D driver) was going to be speaking about what drivers or parts of X.Org should be eliminated from the stack. […]

Compiz 0.9.2 Is Coming With Many New Changes

KDE’s KWin developers haven’t been the only ones busy, but those working on Compiz have been active too and are currently preparing for the Compiz 0.9.2 release, which will succeed the belated Compiz 0.9 release that occurred back in July. We already reported on some of the Compiz 0.9.2 changes, but there’s more to talk […]

X.Org Server 1.8.1 Released To The Wild

X Server 1.8 was released in early April, but the first point release to this major X.Org update has now been pushed out by Peter Hutterer. X.Org Server 1.8.1 boasts a variety of fixes and minor improvements while all major work is already focused on delivering X Server 1.9 that should make its debut in […]

X.Org Server 1.7.7 To Be Released Soon

While X Server 1.8 has been around for almost one month, Peter Hutterer for now is still maintaining the X.Org Server 1.7 series before turning over to the 1.8 branch in the coming weeks. He’s now in the process of preparing to release X.Org Server 1.7.7. For those that are not yet migrating to X.Org […]

X Server 1.7.7 Will Be Released, RC Arrives

While X Server 1.8 was released last week, Peter Hutterer is still planning to put out a final point release in the X Server 1.7 series before moving on to maintain the stable 1.8 series. There were five point releases planned for X Server 1.7, but a sixth came about that fixed the RECORD extension, […]

Compiz 0.9 Release Finally Approaching

More than a year ago we first talked about some of the Compiz 0.9 plans that involved merging Nomad and Compiz++ into Compiz and a host of other changes after the future of Compiz was called into question. Compiz Fusion was dropped too and Compiz++ is the C++ rewrite and also brings several other changes, […]

X Server 1.8 Release Candidate Is Here

Keith Packard has just made available the first release candidate of X Server 1.8 and confirms that its release schedule is still on track. Snapshots and the Git code for X Server 1.8 go back to last year, but with a planned release by the end of March, Keith has now started working on release […]