1. Computers
  2. Display Drivers
  3. Graphics Cards
  4. Memory
  5. Motherboards
  6. Processors
  7. Software
  8. Storage
  9. Operating Systems


Facebook RSS Twitter Twitter Google Plus


Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking.org

X.Org 7.7 Katamari Coming With X.Org Server 1.12 In March

X.Org

Published on 09 December 2011 06:24 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in X.Org
Comment On This Article

As talked about a few weeks ago, the release schedule of X.Org Server 1.12 has changed, except not for technical reasons and only to workaround Keith Packard's holiday. Rather than releasing in February, it's now been decided to release in March and to include X Input 2.2 with Multi-Touch support. The X.Org 7.7 Katamari is also being cooked up for March.

Alan Cooprsmith re-ignited the discussion yesterday about the X.Org Server 1.12 release schedule. Keith then provided a follow-up:
Peter promised to finish up Xi by Christmas, which makes the schedule look like:

Merge window closes: 2011-12-25
Non-critical bugs: 2012-2-4
1.12 release: 2012-3-4

I should be able to manage the critical bug merging while I'm on holiday in New Zealand -- there's not usually much to do during that part of the release cycle; I'll let you know if I will be off-line for more than a day or so during that time.

The 4th of March is now the new target for delivering X.Org Server 1.12.

Peter has already forewarned that the critical bug window won't be as quiet as previous release cycles due to this massive input work that's soon to be merged.

It's also news that X.Org 7.7 Katamari is coming with X.Org Server 1.12. The X.Org 7.6 Katamari was updated last in conjunction with X.Org Server 1.9. However, with the modular design of X.Org and most distributions independently pulling the latest X packages already, the katamari doesn't mean too much anymore. It's just collecting all of the latest X.Org packages -- the xorg-server, input/video drivers, libraries, etc -- and calling it an X.Org release.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
Latest Linux Hardware Reviews
  1. Even With Re-Clocking, Nouveau Remains Behind NVIDIA's Proprietary Linux Driver
  2. The Power Consumption & Efficiency Of Open-Source GPU Drivers
  3. AMD R600g/RadeonSI Performance On Linux 3.16 With Mesa 10.3-devel
  4. Intel Pentium G3258 On Linux
Latest Linux Articles
  1. Updated Source Engine Benchmarks On The Latest AMD/NVIDIA Linux Drivers
  2. Nouveau vs. Radeon vs. Intel Tests On Linux 3.16, Mesa 10.3-devel
  3. KVM Benchmarks On Ubuntu 14.10
  4. X.Org Server 1.16 Officially Released With Terrific Features
Latest Linux News
  1. GStreamer VA-API Plug-In Update Adds New Features
  2. Qt 5.4 Going Into Feature Freeze Next Week With Exciting Changes
  3. OpenSUSE Factory Turns Into Rolling Release Distribution
  4. "The World's Most Highly-Assured OS" Kernel Open-Sourced
  5. NVIDIA Is Working Towards VDPAU H.265/HEVC Support
  6. Hawaii Bug-Fixes Start Hitting Mainline RadeonSI Gallium3D
  7. The FFmpeg vs. Libav War Continues In Debian Land
  8. Grand Theft Auto Running On Direct3D Natively On Linux Shows Gallium3D Potential
  9. GCC As A Just-In Time Compiler Is An Interesting Project
  10. Age Of Wonders III Is Still Being Ported To Linux
Latest Forum Discussions
  1. Linus Torvalds On GCC 4.9: Pure & Utter Crap
  2. Updated and Optimized Ubuntu Free Graphics Drivers
  3. Debian + radeonsi
  4. Open-source drivers on ATI R7 260X
  5. List of Linux friendly Kickstarter projects
  6. Porting Mesa to the Playstation 2
  7. ASRock AM1H-ITX: One Of The Best AM1 Mini-ITX Motherboards
  8. Table test