[ubuntu-x] Conference Report: Xorg Developer's Conference 2009
bryce at canonical.com
Thu Oct 1 19:17:51 BST 2009
XDC took place here in Portland Mon-Wed this week.
Detailed notes from conference are here:
Main highlights of relevance to us:
A. Xorg is going to try a more rigorous, regular 6-month release
cycle starting with xserver 1.8
B. The DDX drivers (-intel, -ati, et al) will be merged into the
xserver core codebase, beginning around xserver 1.10.
C. Xorg reliance on HAL will be phased out in favor of libudev,
however there's still a lot of messy porting issues to sort out so
it may take a while.
D. EDID, DisplayID, i2c and x86emu/libx86 are on the near-term todo list
to move out of xserver and into reusable client libraries.
E. DPMS/screensaver stuff is flagged to be reworked/removed from X.
Sounds like it'll be complicated. Guessing will take a while.
F. Xinerama-style (2+ cards, 3+ monitors) is in plans for returning
to X in near/mid term, implemented within xrandr.
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