Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 27th Oct 2009 15:23 UTC, submitted by diegocg
X11, Window Managers X.org 7.5 has been released. This version includes DRI2, Multi-Pointer X, Input device properties, X Input Extension 2, RANDR 1.3 (adds support for panning and for Projective Transforms, which can be used to scale the screen up/down as well as perform projector keystone correct or other effects) and video and input driver enhancements. Here are the release notes.
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slow and steady...
by poundsmack on Tue 27th Oct 2009 16:56 UTC
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2005-07-13

The X.org releases are a bit slow on the release, but at least 7.5 is a much welcome update. Hope to see more frequent releases in the future, but very glad to see 7.5 is finally out.

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RE: slow and steady...
by backdoc on Tue 27th Oct 2009 17:43 in reply to "slow and steady..."
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2006-01-14

Yeah. IIRC, that was one of the reasons they forked the code to begin with. I guess it was harder to maintain than they bargained for.

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RE[2]: slow and steady...
by Ed W. Cogburn on Wed 28th Oct 2009 17:39 in reply to "RE: slow and steady..."
Ed W. Cogburn Member since:
2009-07-24

Yeah. IIRC, that was one of the reasons they forked the code to begin with.


Xfree was virtually stagnant, thats why the fork happened. Xorg is not standing still, since every release is now including significant improvements. Thats the difference from the Xfree days.

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RE: slow and steady...
by Delgarde on Tue 27th Oct 2009 20:00 in reply to "slow and steady..."
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2008-08-19

The X.org releases are a bit slow on the release, but at least 7.5 is a much welcome update. Hope to see more frequent releases in the future, but very glad to see 7.5 is finally out.


That's been a project management issue for 7.5, I gather - my impression is that nobody really took charge of making that release happen. They've since made a bunch of changes to their release process, with the aim of making future releases a bit more predictable...

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RE: slow and steady...
by tobyv on Tue 27th Oct 2009 23:29 in reply to "slow and steady..."
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2008-08-25

The X.org releases are a bit slow on the release


It has only been 13 months since 7.4. This is X after all.

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