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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cg0def
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2006-02-12

I second that. I am getting sick of all the empty promises of the xorg team. For the last 3 releases they have promised that certain features will be included and then when the time came the features were delayed ... WTF only MS is allowed to do that ;)

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fretinator Member since:
2005-07-06

True, it's so bad I hear they are considering offering a 30% discount on this release.

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sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

True, it's so bad I hear they are considering offering a 30% discount on this release.

A typical enough response. But a stagnant X could easily cost FOSS 30% of our potential user base. I'm not sure Xorg is advancing any faster than XFree86 did under Lord Dawes.

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BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

Wicked! I agree with this sentiment 100%.

If people are so upset that xorg has dropped some features, then maybe those people should volunteer. I'm sure that xorg needs beta testers, documentation writers, developers, christ donate some cash. Obviously they need developers the most, but every little bit helps.

Development is never free, even FOSS development.

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