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  • A Late X Server 1.7 Means No Update For Ubuntu 9.10

    Phoronix: A Late X Server 1.7 Means No Update For Ubuntu 9.10

    There's twelve days left until the release of X Server 1.7 and X.Org 7.5! Wait, there still is not even an X Server 1.7 Beta, which should have happened last month, so chances are slim to none on seeing a final release this month. The release schedule for X Server 1.7 / X.Org 7.5 has already slipped a few times, after it was supposed to be released back in April. X Server 1.7 will finally introduce X Input 2.0 and Multi-Pointer X along with some other improvements, but the tardiness of this release is beginning to jeopardize its inclusion into the next round of distribution updates for the Q3~Q4 refresh...

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

  • #2
    Take your time to make it right, I will stick to my nvidia binary stack for one more year.

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    • #3
      I for one don't get it. Fedora has nouveau in 11 and it's, from my experience, working really good. Much faster than the binary drivers.

      Maybe it's because they have Kristian and Dave

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      • #4
        OpenSuSE 11.2 and Fedora 12 are targeted for release in November, and they both have hopes for using the new X Server
        Actually openSUSE has already decided because of the delays, X Server 1.7 and X.Org 7.5 will most definitely not be in 11.2. The 2.6.31 kernel will be in it but not the often delayed X projects.

        https://features.opensuse.org/306903
        Last edited by deanjo; 08-05-2009, 08:38 PM.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by jteb View Post
          I for one don't get it. Fedora has nouveau in 11 and it's, from my experience, working really good. Much faster than the binary drivers.

          Maybe it's because they have Kristian and Dave
          You will understand when I say I'm using a 8800GTX for OpenGL 3.2 dev works. Does the stable nouveau suit the job? sigh....

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          • #6
            Originally posted by FunkyRider View Post
            You will understand when I say I'm using a 8800GTX for OpenGL 3.2 dev works. Does the stable nouveau suit the job? sigh....
            it does however have the "stable" thing going on, a feature nvidia cannot boast.

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            • #7
              Well, that stinks. I am sure it will be in a PPA, though.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Redeeman View Post
                it does however have the "stable" thing going on, a feature nvidia cannot boast.
                Mileages may vary

                My nvidia binary experience has been very good for the past 5 months.

                However, someone in here states that fglrx has been good (read, fast, stable, blah) for a long time that I just can't understand. To me there is nothing worse than using fglrx to do anything.

                So while I can't convince you that fglrx is bad, so can't you convince me that nvidia binary blob is bad. It suits my need, it served its purpose. Just like what fglrx did to you all.

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                • #9
                  I can be happy as long as there's a PPA for it I guess..

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Redeeman View Post
                    it does however have the "stable" thing going on, a feature nvidia cannot boast.
                    LMAO, nouveau is about as "stable" Charles Manson.

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                    • #11
                      I don'tget why they make plans at all.

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                      • #12
                        Typo:

                        "Ubuntu 9.04 was paired with Ubuntu 1.6.0 while Ubuntu 9.10 will likely be met by the just-released X Server 1.6.3."

                        One of those Ubuntus doesn't belong.

                        As for the news, this is rather disappointing, but not surprising. We all knew this might, and likely would, happen. After all, they chose not to ship 2.9.30 with Jaunty (which I'm not sore about, just saying they have a history). Even if this does make it out in time, it's likely to be very green.

                        Perhaps they'll make the final release tomorrow morning, and today's decision can be forgotten like that unfortunate attempt at experimentation at summer camp.

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                        • #13
                          That's the nice side on Gentoo. You update whenever a software is available. No release cycles.
                          But then, does Ubuntu always have to inherit the bleeding edge stuff? I mean... wasn't it Debian based and Debian was all about stability? New features may be nice but the often come in the 1st release with a trail of bugs behind them.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Adarion View Post
                            That's the nice side on Gentoo. You update whenever a software is available. No release cycles.
                            But then, does Ubuntu always have to inherit the bleeding edge stuff? I mean... wasn't it Debian based and Debian was all about stability? New features may be nice but the often come in the 1st release with a trail of bugs behind them.
                            Think of Ubuntu as an experiment for time-based debian releases - one which failed miserably.

                            Free Software does not run to corporate timetables, and all of Phoronix's front-page whining will not change that. Patches welcome, as they say.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Ant P. View Post
                              Think of Ubuntu as an experiment for time-based debian releases - one which failed miserably.
                              and that's why ubuntu is the most popular distro right now ? Wait something is not right.


                              Anyway it seems new ATI stack and kms are still going to be included most likely. I guess that's something that majority of people are waiting for not the new xserver version, unless it's needed for that.

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