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    Phoronix: An X Server 1.6.2 Pre-Release Made It Out

    With the release of X.Org 7.5 with X Server 1.7 not coming until at least July, Keith Packard is readying a second update in the X Server 1.6 series. Early this morning Keith announced the release of an X Server 1.6.2 pre-release. This X Server 1.6.2 pre-release known as v1.6.1.901 contains just over a dozen fixes since the release of X Server 1.6.1 back in April...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=NzI1NQ

  • #2
    Release Early, release often.

    This is not really an exiting release, mostly bug and documentation fixing but these are bugs that won't annoy anymore and will let developers concentrate on new features debugging for XServer 1.7 (support for multiple pointers and some input work in general) .

    XServer 1.7 will be truly appreciated from touch-screen users, hope to see fancy rotation/resize support in software soon !

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    • #3
      Does anyone know how Keith could get x.org ? I mean, the domain most have been taken when he forked XFree86 =)

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keith_Packard

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      • #4
        Has anyone from the Xorg developers ever considered to add a way to minimize fullscreen apps by now? I don't care that much about multiple mouse pointers (well.. other people do, I known), but I think some minimizing is wanted by a greater number of people :-/

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Louise View Post
          Does anyone know how Keith could get x.org ? I mean, the domain most have been taken when he forked XFree86 =)

          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keith_Packard
          X.org apparently belonged to The Open Group but was later transferred to the X.Org Foundation.

          See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X_Windo...Org_Foundation

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          • #6
            Originally posted by whizse View Post
            X.org apparently belonged to The Open Group but was later transferred to the X.Org Foundation.

            See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X_Windo...Org_Foundation
            Thanks for clearing that out =)

            Looking at http://www.opengroup.org/ it is still not clear to me, who they are.

            But they are apparently nice guys =)

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Louise View Post
              Does anyone know how Keith could get x.org ? I mean, the domain most have been taken when he forked XFree86 =)

              http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keith_Packard
              Keith doesn't "own" X.org or anything, but he has been one of the more active developers and technical leaders in X for a long time and is also one of the X.org directors. He has the freedom to create a new Xorg release in this case by virtue of volunteering to be the release manager for this round of X development, giving ajax (Adam Jackson) a bit of a break. Managing Xorg releases is one of the tougher (and chronically underappreciated) tasks in the open source world.
              Last edited by bridgman; 05-09-2009, 11:35 AM.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by bridgman View Post
                Keith doesn't "own" X.org or anything, but he has been one of the more active developers and technical leaders in X for a long time and is also one of the X.org directors. He has the freedom to create a new Xorg release in this case by virtue of volunteering to be the release manager for this round of X development, giving ajax (Adam Jackson) a bit of a break. Managing Xorg releases is one of the tougher (and chronically underappreciated) tasks in the open source world.
                I could imagine. Pretty cool that there are people with these skills among us.

                Btw. I did a search on you. Apparently you doesn't exist according to Wikipedia

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                • #9
                  Do we really need this bitching about slipping X.org releases every bleeding time something about X comes up? Free software takes its time, get over it already!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Louise View Post
                    Btw. I did a search on you. Apparently you doesn't exist according to Wikipedia
                    Yes, and I'm trying to keep it that way

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                    • #11
                      You, at least, deserve respect for sharing your knowledge and explain to Xorg noobs what you are doing both with fglrx and the free driver.

                      So, thanks for being that patient and dedicated !

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                      • #12
                        If you are interested in grabbing the source code to the latest X Server 1.6.2 pre-release
                        No, but I, like most users, would be interested in easily installing, running, and using the program to try it out. ^^

                        Sorry, couldn't resist.

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