Linked by David Adams on Wed 10th Sep 2008 15:43 UTC, submitted by Michael Larabel
X11, Window Managers It has been one year and four days since X.Org 7.3 was released and a number of months since X.Org 7.4 was supposed to be released, but today X.Org 7.4 is scheduled to finally make it out the door! This release is shipping quite late and with a slimmed down set of features, but in this article we have more details on what this release holds in store for the Linux desktop community and why it may be a short-lived release.
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RE: Xorg 7.4 comes with a whimper...
by _txf_ on Wed 10th Sep 2008 16:44 UTC in reply to "Xorg 7.4 comes with a whimper..."
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Then you'll probably be pleased to know that intel wants to release a special release this year of xserver 1.6 (xorg 7.4 comes with xserver 1.5). That release will have the neat intel features coming up uxa,gem and dri2.

Also as a bonus if Xinput2 is ready in time it will be included, allowing for multipointer X (which is already merged in the main branch).

But generally it is quite annoying that Xorg releases keep getting worse (delays AND feature cuts). It would be nice if linux based companies invested more in X.

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