Linux News Today: X.Org Server 1.18 Gets a Big Pile of Updates in Its Second Maintenance Build
X.Org Server, the open-source display server technology used by default in almost all Linux kernel-based operating systems received its second maintenance build for the 1.18 series.
According to the announcement published earlier on the main X.Org Announce mailing list by Adam Jackson, X.Org Server 1.18.2 is here to add a big pile of updates to the stable branch of the software, as well as to fix many of the issues that have been reported since the first point release announced last month, on February 8, 2016.
Release highlights X.Org Server 1.18.2 include several under-the-hood improvements to glamor, which can now use the OpenGL core profiles if they’re available in the respective operating system, thus greatly improving the overall performance and memory usage on modern hardware.
Glamor also received multiple performance improvements for the Raspberry Pi single-board computer, as well as for several other GLES (OpenGL ES) platforms. Moreover, the second point release of X.Org Server 1.18 adds correctness fixes for crashes, hangs, and other annoyances to the DRI2, DRI3, and Present components.
Xwayland and Xwin received multiple updates
Besides the glamor and Direct Rendering Infrastructure enhancements mentioned above, X.Org Server 1.18.2 also updates the Xwayland server to support the xf86vidmode and Xv extensions. Also, multiple issues reported by users with output hotplug got fixed, and there are a few pointer updates as well.
Last but not least, the second maintenance release of the stable X.Org Server 1.18 display server adds some great clipboard and window management improvements, as well as a few new keyboard layouts to the Xwin X server for the Cygwin environment running on Microsoft Windows platforms.
Download X.Org Server 1.18.2 right now from Softpedia.