svn commit: r42185 - head/en_US.ISO8859-1/htdocs/news/status

Gabor Pali pgj at
Sun Jul 7 06:07:54 UTC 2013

Author: pgj
Date: Sun Jul  7 06:07:53 2013
New Revision: 42185

  - Add a Q2 report entry on the xorg work
  Submitted by:	zeising


Modified: head/en_US.ISO8859-1/htdocs/news/status/report-2013-04-2013-06.xml
--- head/en_US.ISO8859-1/htdocs/news/status/report-2013-04-2013-06.xml	Sun Jul  7 05:55:16 2013	(r42184)
+++ head/en_US.ISO8859-1/htdocs/news/status/report-2013-04-2013-06.xml	Sun Jul  7 06:07:53 2013	(r42185)
@@ -18,7 +18,7 @@
     <!-- XXX: keep updating the number of entries -->
     <p>Thanks to all the reporters for the excellent work!  This report
-      contains 20 entries and we hope you enjoy reading it.</p>
+      contains 21 entries and we hope you enjoy reading it.</p>
     <!-- XXX: set date for the next set of submissions -->
     <p>The deadline for submissions covering between July and September 2013
@@ -1139,4 +1139,82 @@
 	for more.</p>
+  <project cat='ports'>
+    <title>xorg on &os;</title>
+    <contact>
+      <person>
+	<email>x11 at</email>
+      </person>
+      <person>
+	<name>
+	  <given>Niclas</given>
+	  <common>Zeising</common>
+	</name>
+	<email>zeising at</email>
+      </person>
+      <person>
+	<name>
+	  <given>Koop</given>
+	  <common>Mast</common>
+	</name>
+	<email>kwm at</email>
+      </person>
+    </contact>
+    <links>
+      <url href=""/>
+      <url href=""/>
+    </links>
+    <body>
+      <p>During the beginning of this quarter, work focused on making
+	the <tt>xorg</tt> update as robust and stable as possible in
+	preparation for the merge to ports.  As part of this exp-run
+	were made, to find and resolve regressions and other issues.
+	Once this was completed, <tt>xorg</tt> was updated to version
+	7.7 on May 25, after more than a year of hard work.</p>
+      <p>After the update, work immediately shifted to focus on updating
+	and patching <tt>xorg</tt> client libraries, since numerous
+	security issues had been identified in those.  Unfortunately,
+	this took a little longer than anticipated, but all fixes were
+	comitted eventually.</p>
+      <p>There has also been work on making the new <tt>xorg</tt>
+	distribution the default for &os; 9.1 and later.  A patch
+	was sent out and tested with good results, but this is currently
+	postponed because switching virtual terminals is not working
+	with the KMS driver.</p>
+      <p>Currently, work is focusing on keeping <tt>xorg</tt> drivers
+	and libraries up to date.  Instead of making big updates every
+	year or less, minor updates to some libraries, applications and
+	drivers happen fairly regularly.  Focus is also starting to
+	shift towards newer versions of MESA and <tt>xorg-server</tt>,
+	but this is still very experimental.</p>
+    </body>
+    <help>
+      <task>Continue the porting effort of recent versions of MESA.
+	This is ongoing work, but integrating this into the development
+	repo is hard work.  Once this is completed, and KMS support for
+	ATI is more mature, more testing can be done.</task>
+      <task>Port Wayland.  The future of graphical environments in open
+	source operating system seem to be Wayland.  This needs to be
+	ported to &os; so that a wider audience can test it, and so that
+	it eventually can be integrated into the ports tree, perhaps as
+	a replacement for the current <tt>xorg</tt>.</task>
+      <task>Look into replacements for HAL.  HAL is used for
+	hot-plugging of devices, but it has been long abandoned by Linux.
+	A replacement, perhaps build on top of devd would be nice to
+	have.  This work should be coordinated with the &os; GNOME and
+	KDE teams.</task>
+    </help>
+  </project>

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