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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GhePeU
Member since:
2005-07-06

It would be nice if linux based companies invested more in X.

That's exactly the problem. Development is so fast these days that whole technology get dropped or totally revamped before anyone can stabilize them enough to do a release (see DRI2).

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renox Member since:
2005-07-06

Well GPUs are evolving pretty fast so it's not a surprise that X has a hard time catching up.

Note this isn't necessarily the full story though: Linux sound's system is still unstable even though the hardware mostly stopped evolving many years ago.

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madcrow Member since:
2006-03-13

I've never had stability problems with sound in Linux. In fact, most of the complaints I've heard about ALSA tend to be about design decisions (the fact that it doesn't use /dev files except as a part of OSS emulation) rather than its actual stability.

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