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X.Org Project Has Five New Summer Projects

Apr 27, 2010, 17:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Larabel)

"Back in March we talked about the possible X.Org projects this year during Google's Summer of Code, for which X.Org is a veteran participant (in the past items like the ATI R300 Gallium3D driver and generic GPU video decoding have been tackled), but the list of accepted projects for this summer have now been announced. Gallium3D H.264 video decoding, an OpenGL 3.2 state tracker, and porting of the DRM code to GNU/Hurd were among the talked about possibilities, but none of those will be addressed as part of GSoC 2010.

"Instead, being worked on this summer within the X.Org project thanks to Google is improving input support for XCB, a Cairo state tracker for Gallium3D, creating a fully plug-and-play USB multi-seat solution using upstream software components, KMS support for the Permedia 3/4 graphics cards, and improving the GLSL compiler back-end for the ATI R300 driver."

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