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Ubuntu 10.04 swap update: It's not an Xorg bug but too much 'swappiness' — and it's easily fixed

http://insidesocal.com

My particular Ubuntu 10.04 LTS installation is not suffering from the Xorg memory leak. So what's my increased use of swap all about? I don't know if it's beneficial or not to have so much swapping going on, but a couple of readers have told me that Ubuntu's "swappiness" is set to a level of 60, which is optimal for servers.

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X.Org Project Has Five New Summer Projects

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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.

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X-Server problems in Ubuntu 10.04 release candidate

http://www.h-online.com

Users testing Ubuntu 10.04 release candidate are being asked to pay attention to a possible memory hole in X-Server and to test a bug fix if they are affected

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X.org server memory leake bug fix released for ubuntu 10.04 [Call for testing]

http://www.ubuntugeek.com

We are looking for people to help test this update. If you want to test the updated packages be sure to your put your results on the wiki page listed below.

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Ubuntu 10.04 Is Hit By Major X.Org Memory Leak

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There's a last-minute X.Org Server update that's being looked at as a result of a "major memory leak" that has been found over the past week.

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The State of The X.Org Foundation 2010

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Along with announcing the X.Org Foundation board of director results, Bart Massey also issued the 2010 State of the X.Org Foundation report.

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What Kind Of People Use X.Org's VESA Driver?

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Yesterday we shared the first numbers from our 2009 Linux Graphics Survey that showed the open-source ATI driver is now more popular than ATI's official Catalyst driver. The full results from this survey that concluded last month will be published tomorrow, but in yesterday's graph that we showed there was also something else interesting...

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The X.Org Plans For Moving Away From HAL

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To address the questions that have been coming up frequently regarding the X.Org Server and the plans to stop using HAL, Sun's Alan Coopersmith has created a new Wiki page called XorgHAL.

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Plymouth Gets Tighter Integration With GDM, X

http://www.phoronix.com

While Plymouth already does a great job at mode-setting to the display's native resolution and then showing the selected Plymouth plug-in and then to switch over to GNOME's GDM quite smoothly as the X.Org Server starts up, this process is getting even smoother now.

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Sun Microsystems To Relicense Its X.Org Code

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Alan Coopersmith on behalf of Sun Microsystems has announced this afternoon that they will be relicensing all of their past and present X server work under the canonical form of the X.Org license in its latest form. This is being done to reduce the number of MIT license variants within the X Server...

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New X.Org Release Process Has Been Reached

http://www.phoronix.com

Last week we talked about a new X.Org release process proposal for improving the consistency and quality of X Server releases through taking a number of relatively simple steps. Well, this week from XDS2009, a revised proposal has been agreed upon now making it policy for X Server 1.8 / X.Org 7.6 and later.

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Proposed Process Changes For X Server 1.8

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While the X.Org developers are responsible for a lot of critical code and much of it is quite old and massive. Concerns about the degrading quality of releases have been voiced for years. Fortunately, this situation may finally turn around.

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Kudos To Peter Hutterer With X.Org 7.5

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X.Org 7.5 with X Server 1.7 will be arriving months late once it's released after failing to meet the original April release schedule and then failed twice with two more proposed releases during the summer. However, the latest release schedule, which puts the final release in late September or so, might actually work out this time -- in good part thanks to Peter Hutterer.

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X Server 1.6 Lives On With Another Release

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X.Org 7.5 that will bear X Server 1.7 has already been delayed multiple times. Originally X.Org 7.5 was supposed to be out in April, but it looks like we are still at least a few months from seeing this important update.

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3D graphics are 100% free software

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"A few months ago, SGI released a new version of the SGI Free License B. With that change, a lot of code used to provide 3D graphics on GNU/Linux systems was now free software.

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