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X.Org Server "Chai" Release Brings Many Fixes

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Published on 10 December 2013 03:07 PM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in X.Org
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The latest release candidate to X.Org Server 1.15 is now available for testing.

The official release of X.Org Server 1.15.0 is expected to be released by the end of December after it was delayed from its original September release target over the lack of exciting features at the time. Keith Packard of Intel has been putting out the 1.15 test releases and today he's released X.Org Server 1.15 RC4, which he's codenamed Chai after 1.15 RC3 was under the "Apple Pie" codename.

X.Org Server 1.15 RC4 "Chai" has just shy of 50 commits since the 1.15 RC3 release near the end of November. Landing for 1.15 RC4 were configure.ac updates, DRI3 Present extension changes, GLX tweaks, and tightening of the default scheduler intervals. This X.Org Server release is also trying to fallback to loading xf86-video-fbdev now prior to xf86-video-vesa, due to KMS and UEFI systems where using the frame-buffer device driver is the better choice than VESA.

Keith Packard has yet to issue an official release announcement for X.Org Server 1.15 RC4, but the code can be fetched from Git.

X.Org Server 1.15 will premiere in the weeks ahead with Direct Rendering Infrastructure 3, the GLX rewrite, and numerous other enhancements along with its share of bug-fixes and other tweaks.

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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 .
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