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X.Org Server 1.20.7 is released with improvements for GLAMOR and Modesetting

The open source project for the implementation of the X Windows System, Xorg, recently received another update with significant improvements, probably one of the last ones before version 1.21, which still has no release date.

In this version, 14 (fourteen) very specific changes were made with corrections in the GLAMOR and xf86-video-modesetting drivers, by Intel Linux graphics developer Matt Turner. There were also updates to Oracle's Solaris system, made by dev Alan Coopersmith.

Another important addition in this edition, was made by Nvidia's Linux driver area, Aaron Plattner, adding to the xf86-video-modesetting DDX a check from RandR at startup. Speaking of NVIDIA and Xorg, this version will come with implementations and fixes for PRIME GPUs or the famous hybrid GPUs, which started with version 1.20.6 being improved and now containing more improvements.

Intel was another company that also collaborated on this version, with its developer Kenneth Graunke, who added in the modesetting driver, EGL_MESA_query_driver to select the DRI driver, if possible. The other change was with GLAMOR, which can now consult the driver via EGL_MESA_query_driver, thus benefiting those who use Iris Gallium 3D.

Red Hat was another company collaborating, with dev Michel Dnzer, now for Wayland, GLAMOR and some corrections for driver modesettings.

To see the full announcement, you can consult it here.

This version of Xorg, at 1.20.7, is in good time to join Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, which is very good, as it will give you the chance to fully test another Linux distro with solutions for hybrid notebooks. The first were Manjaro and RegataOS (Brazilian project).

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