[ANNOUNCE] xorg-server 1.16.0

Keith Packard keithp at keithp.com
Thu Jul 17 00:28:51 PDT 2014

At long last, here's the 1.16 release of the X server! Lots of new
stuff, including (but not limited to):

 * Glamor integration. This GL-based X acceleration subsystem now
   offers reasonable performance that avoids software fall backs much
   of the time.

 * XWayland. This provides an X server integrated into a Wayland
   window system. It uses Glamor for rendering, and so avoids most of
   the performance problems inherent in window system layering.

 * systemd integration. This provides for systemd-based launching and
   management which improves boot performance and reliability

 * Elimination of thousands of compiler warnings. We've been slowly
   adding more and more compiler flags to the stock X build to warn us
   of unsafe coding practices. Version 1.16 finally addresses the
   enormous list of these warnings.

 * Glamor for Xephyr. This X-on-X implementation now serves as the
   primary development environment for our new 2D acceleration
   subsystem, permitting rapid development and testing on a single

 * Non-PCI device support. Many graphics devices are not enumerated
   with the standard PCI APIs; now the X server can auto-detect and
   configure them as it does in more conventional systems.

For the first time in several releases, we've added substantial amounts
of code to the server, only 2/3 of which was the glamor code base:

 604 files changed, 34449 insertions(+), 7024 deletions(-)

Thanks, as always, to everyone who contributed patches, review, testing
and comments.

Here's a list of the changes brought in since RC4:

Aaron Plattner (1):
      xfree86: Only support one sysconfigdir

Hans de Goede (2):
      Fix ODEV_ATTRIB_DRIVER overlapping with ODEV_ATTRIB_FD
      config_odev_add_attribute*: Check for right attribute type

Keith Packard (1):
      Update to version 1.16.0

Peter Hutterer (3):
      os: prevent negative array index access (#80890)
      xfree86: don't force the screensaver off on DPMS unblank, merely suggest it
      Revert "dix: fix up coordinate scaling when external monitors are present"

Yaakov Selkowitz (1):
      hw/xwin: link dynamically and export symbols

One omission here was a last-minute bug fix for glamor Render
acceleration that manifests as disappearing icons in systray. That's
been posted to the mailing list for review and to see if it causes
regressions like the last proposed fix for this bug did.

I'll start merging changes for 1.17 almost immediately. At this point, I
think we're on a new-years release schedule, which would make 1.17 look

  Merge Window          2014- 7-17 - 2014-10-15
  Non-critical bugs     2014-10-16 - 2014-11-30
  Critical-bugs         2014-12-1  - 2014-12-31

This is just a proposed schedule; subject to change for sufficient reason.

git tag: xorg-server-1.16.0

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keith.packard at intel.com
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