Alan Coopersmith's points are certainly valid, and in a rush to meet deadlines and push out software, the quality has lessened. But don't get the wrong impression, X.Org developers do work hard, are doing a great job, and that isn't to be discounted! This problem doesn't exclusively apply to the X.Org development community, but largely across the free software spectrum. To succeed, however, something must be done and we must push for quality-driven releases as we prepare for the next wave of Linux desktop users. We must have timed releases but at the same time we need to expect at least the same level of quality.
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