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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If you don't like it, help it. You didn't help, so you don't have the right to whine about it (well you do but it doesn't matter really what you say).

This is OSS, not a closed source company. If you PAYED for it then you have "some" right to whine, but not for a free OSS software you don't.

All projects out there need more people who GIVE BACK, something you obviously never heard about.

BS. How can you argue that I don't give back when you have NO idea? I do give back, but that's not even the point. Criticism isn't whining. Maybe you enjoy being misled but I don't. There is no reason for either OSS or proprietary software to promise so much and then under deliver several months late regulary. Something is broken. X releases have been problematic forever and someone has to get it straightened out. Projects like GNOME don't seem to have these kinds of problems. GNOME generally has a roadmap that they follow very closely. If something isn't finished in time they postpone the release, but it is never for very long because they haven't promised more than they can deliver. This is acceptable. Xorg releases are not.

It's not like I'm bitching about every little bug that I enounter, demanding that my problems be taken care of first. I just want to know "Where's the beef?". This release went way over schedule because of several new features being added that then weren't added at all and it still took a year! I don't see how anyone can be happy with that even X maintainers. It's a huge disappointment and anyone who says otherwise is in denial.

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