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X11 Team


1.  Project Description

The X11 team manages the X implementations and drivers and base-level accessories in Portage. This includes X.Org, XFree86, drivers and kernel modules such as ati-drivers, nvidia-kernel, nvidia-glx and xfree-drm as well as other core libraries and accessories.

2.  Project Goals

The team aims to support X implementations and driver or accessory add-ons to the core. Increasing the modularity of monolithic builds and making configuration automatic or easier are part of its current work.

3.  Developers

Developer Nickname Role
Remi Cardona remi Lead ( xorg-x11, mesa, Intel driver )
Chí-Thanh Christopher Nguyễn chithanh Member ( xorg-x11, mesa, nouveau )
Donnie Berkholz dberkholz Member ( )
Mart Raudsepp leio Member ( Geode driver )
Luca Barbato lu_zero Member ( ATI binary drivers, PPC )
Matt Turner mattst88 Member ( xorg-x11, mesa, pixman )

All developers can be reached by e-mail using

4.  Resources

Resources offered by the x11 project are:

5.  Want to help?

If you want to get involved with improving Gentoo's X experience, we'd like to hear from you! The main thing you'll want to do is be active on Gentoo's Bugzilla. Also please join desktop project members in #gentoo-desktop on

If you are interested in fixing various bugs and don't know which ones we care about, then take a look at the X11 team buglist.

We are also looking for Herd Testers. If you are interested in becoming a regular X11 contributor you should read the document and accomodate yourself with it :].

Warning: This document is currently a WIP and might get changed a bit before the final version.


Page updated 30 Mar 2009

Summary: The X11 team manages the X implementations in Portage.

Donnie Berkholz

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