Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 28th Aug 2011 20:50 UTC, submitted by Michael
X11, Window Managers "X.Org Server 1.11 was officially released this Friday evening. X.Org Server 1.11 was originally planned for released in mid August, but then the unfortunate passing of Keith Packard's mother (the X.Org release manager) led to a one-week delay. Our condolences go out to Keith Packard and his family. After numerous belated releases from X.Org in the past, a one week delay is nothing to complain about, especially considering the sad circumstance. While this is a new major X.Org Server release, it's mostly about bug-fixing. X Input 2.1 was delayed (with its touch-related features) to the next X.Org Server release (or later), there isn't any RandR extensions (after RandR 1.4 was restarted), and just nothing to get too excited over, besides addressing outstanding issues. Regardless, it's an improvement that incorporates six months of enhancements."
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RE[7]: But, why?
by cmchittom on Mon 29th Aug 2011 13:14 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: But, why?"
cmchittom
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2011-03-18

To me, staying forever with X is going backwards and a mess.


X—and I cannot emphasize this enough—X works. Does it work optimally for all cases? Of course not. But for nearly all uses, it's fine. The only "going backwards" would be switching to Wayland before it works in at least as many places as X. Or, to put it another way, that would be PulseAudio come again.

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RE[8]: But, why?
by diegoviola on Mon 29th Aug 2011 18:51 in reply to "RE[7]: But, why?"
diegoviola Member since:
2006-08-15

"To me, staying forever with X is going backwards and a mess.


X—and I cannot emphasize this enough—X works. Does it work optimally for all cases? Of course not. But for nearly all uses, it's fine. The only "going backwards" would be switching to Wayland before it works in at least as many places as X. Or, to put it another way, that would be PulseAudio come again.
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It wont be PulseAudio all over again. And I'm sure the transition will be well made, most of the Wayland developers are also X developers, so no need to worry about it.

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