Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 23rd May 2006 21:46 UTC, submitted by Joel Dahl
X11, Window Managers "Five months after release of X11R7.0, the modularized and autotooled release of the MIT Licensed X Window System source code, the X.Org Foundation has issued its first modular roll-up release. X11R7.1 supports Linux, Solaris, and BSD systems. It includes important new server and driver features for embedded systems, 64 bit platforms, enhanced operating system support, and accelerated indirect GLX support. It most importantly demonstrates to developers and industry immediate benefits of modularization."
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RE: answered my own question
by atomicplayboy on Tue 23rd May 2006 23:09 UTC in reply to "answered my own question"
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Isn't the idea of the modularized xorg, that you don't have to release everything at once? Perhaps now, you might have a little more work to do, but when releases start happening seperatly for each module, wouldn't you only need to update what is in fact updated? In the release notes, they state that the release points (7.0, 7.1, etc...) are merely rolled up states of all the modules at certain designated times.

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RE[2]: answered my own question
by Shaman on Tue 23rd May 2006 23:42 in reply to "RE: answered my own question"
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All the in-between releases aren't considered to be stable. 7.1 as a whole is released as stable.

You'll see 7.1.x releases of various files for bugfixes now, and also 7.1.9xx as unstable development versions, if they do things the same way as they currently are.

Well, that's a bit simplified, but you get the idea.

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