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    Phoronix: X.Org 7.4 To Be Released Today

    It has been one year and four days since X.Org 7.3 was released and a number of months since X.Org 7.4 was supposed to be released, but today X.Org 7.4 is scheduled to finally make it out the door! This release is shipping quite late and with a slimmed down set of features, but in this article we have more details on what this release holds in store for the Linux desktop community and why it may be a short-lived release.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=12820

  • #2
    1. Will the Fedora 9 repos be updated to this release?
    2. Will we finally get at least experimental support for Xorg 7.4 in fglrx in the coming months?

    Apart from that, I'm happy to hear that they finally managed to get the damn thing out

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    • #3
      Amen, about darned time!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by NeoBrain View Post
        1. Will the Fedora 9 repos be updated to this release?
        2. Will we finally get at least experimental support for Xorg 7.4 in fglrx in the coming months?

        Apart from that, I'm happy to hear that they finally managed to get the damn thing out
        SUPER DITTO. Plus I just heard that the updates will finally be flowing through the repos again within the next few hours.

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        • #5
          so...where is it?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by yoshi314 View Post
            so...where is it?
            after a new concept of "soon" we now have a new concept for "today".

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            • #7
              Maybe, at the last minute, they found some things that hadn't been removed, yet?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by panda84 View Post
                after a new concept of "soon" we now have a new concept for "today".
                it seems everything is relative! thanks to Einstein! even if Xorg is not developed at light speed!

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                • #9
                  It actually is developed at lightspeed, so that their time does not pass at all, and to them it feels like "today" after many months

                  General relativity's a bitch.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by panda84 View Post
                    after a new concept of "soon" we now have a new concept for "today".
                    They said "september 10" without specifying of which year.

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                    • #11
                      Guys! on the site AROUND is highlighted. AROUND is open to interpretation.

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                      • #12
                        probably LHC messed up their clocks or something :]

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by yoshi314 View Post
                          probably LHC messed up their clocks or something :]
                          right!! that should be!! LHC!! remember that they code at light speed!!

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                          • #14
                            But hey, Phoronix just props in the just released project plan on the Xorg mailing list:

                            <snip>

                            So here's roughly what I think 7.5 should look like:
                            * Nowish: Release 7.4. Yeah. To the pub!
                            * Oct 2008: 'Oh right, server 1.6. Heh.'
                            * ? Nov 2008: Server 1.6 branches or something?
                            * ? Dec 2008: Server 1.6 releases?
                            * 21st Jan 2009: Feature freeze for server 1.7. Branch other modules which are going to require a stable branch.
                            * 14th Feb 2009: Branch server 1.7. Branch nominations for 7.5 in.
                            * 31st Feb 2009: Code freeze (but for bugfixes) server 1.7.
                            Release server 1.6.99.901.
                            Release 7.5 beta 1.
                            Stop sucking in all module updates.
                            * 14th March 2009: Release server 1.6.99.902, 7.5 beta 2.
                            * 31st March 2009: 7.5RC1.
                            * 1st April 2009: Release 7.5, makes good April Fool's story. If not, Phoronix gets to run '7.5 released ... nah, X.Org didn't release on time again! April Fool's! Ha!'. Either way, everyone's a winner.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by karthikrg View Post
                              Guys! on the site AROUND is highlighted. AROUND is open to interpretation.
                              The around was only edited after the fact.

                              To clarify: I was traveling all yesterday without Internet access. On the afternoon of the 9th, Adam Jackson told me it still was likely X.Org 7.4 should be released on the 10th. Therefore, this article was pushed in a queue to auto publish then. I didn't even know until this morning that the release in fact had been delayed again.
                              Michael Larabel
                              http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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