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    Phoronix: X.Org 7.8 Will Not Come For A While

    X.Org 7.7 was released last week and following the katamari's debut there was a brief discussion about plans for X.Org 7.8. While it was quick to be discussed, don't expect X.Org 7.8 to come until late 2013...

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

  • #2
    By the time this comes we might not need it anymore. At least the desktop crowd.

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    • #3
      Why do we need X.Org releases anymore?

      Do people really use more than xorg-server these days?

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      • #4
        As mentioned in the article, it's both good PR and a checked set that's guaranteed to work together.

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        • #5
          xwayland

          I hope Xwayland gets merged!

          Too bad, its so long time until next katamari.
          12 months would maybe be alright, more than that gets too long.

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          • #6
            Wasn't there some work left for XKB?
            If it is I would really wanted to see this done!

            Since it's kinda critical to using a lot of desktops and other computers.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by scottishduck View Post
              Do people really use more than xorg-server these days?
              A server without clients is fairly useless, so pretty much everyone uses at least some of the client libraries (libX11, libXext, libxcb, etc.).

              An X server with no devices is also not that interesting, so many people find installing at least a couple driver modules for input & video devices is worthwhile.

              And then people like to read docs, have some fonts to view in their applications, etc. so a few more modules often come on board.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by plonoma View Post
                Wasn't there some work left for XKB?
                If it is I would really wanted to see this done!

                Since it's kinda critical to using a lot of desktops and other computers.
                most xkb development is happening in libxkbcommon rather than x itself. unfortunately the xkb spec is way too prescriptive to be able to usefully extend it, except for high keycodes which i guess are planned at some stage.

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