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X.Org Server 1.17 Is Planned For A New Year's Release

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Published on 17 July 2014 03:07 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in X.Org
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While X.Org Server 1.16 was just released, Keith Packard has already laid out his plans for X.Org Server 1.17.

In keeping with a roughly six month release cycle between major X.Org Server releases, the 1.17 release is likely to come around January of 2015. In Keith's 1.16 release announcement, he talked about a New Year's release.

X.Org Server 1.17 Is Planned For A New Year's Release


Keith, continuing to serve as the de facto X.Org Server release manager, wrote in the announcement:
I'll start merging changes for 1.17 almost immediately. At this point, I think we're on a new-years release schedule, which would make 1.17 look like:

Merge Window 2014-7-17 - 2014-10-15
Non-critical bugs 2014-10-16 - 2014-11-30
Critical-bugs 2014-12-1 - 2014-12-31

This is just a proposed schedule; subject to change for sufficient reason.

With the merge window being open now through the middle of October, that's when the most exciting 1.17 changes will happen... Hopefully we'll see continued optimizations to the GLAMOR acceleration support, improvements to XWayland, and other goodies to materialize. The critical bug fixing window will close at the end of the year so hopefully in January we'll see the final release unless there's delays, which happens semi-frequently within the X.Org Server world but their hit ratio has been improving with recent releases.

Meanwhile, there's nothing new to report about any updated X.Org "Katamari" release, besides it being expressed last year X.Org 7.8 isn't being pursued. Stay tuned for X.Org Server 1.17 development news on Phoronix!

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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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