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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People need to read the listserv
by siride on Thu 11th Sep 2008 03:14 UTC
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There is a *lot* of stuff going on right now. The problem is that X is kind of in a middle zone where the old cruft is being removed or refactored, and the new technologies are as yet unproven, or at least unstable. New semantics have to be worked out and the answers aren't always clear cut. But I think once these issues get ironed out, we will start to see a lot of visible progress, instead of stuff under the hood.

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