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

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

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