X.Org 7.4 To Be Released In May?
Written by Michael Larabel in X.Org on 16 February 2008 at 08:13 AM EST. Add A Comment
Not that you really would have expected X.Org to ship next month as planned, but X.Org 7.4 looks like it may now be released in May. The original plan for X.Org 7.4 was to release it in February, but that was when X.Org 7.3 was planned for August though it didn't make it out the door until September. With a six month release cycle, March was the new strike point for this X.Org update. We're now running into late February and X Server 1.4.1 hasn't even been released yet, which is a maintenance update that was supposed to arrive last November. There are still five bugs blocking X Server 1.4.1. Red Hat's Adam Jackson has updated the 7.4 Wiki page to reflect that X.Org 7.4 is now planned for a May release. Hopefully that time-frame is met, but that could turn into a June release. If meeting their ideal six month release cycles, X.Org 7.5 would then be released in November or December, but because of the holidays that is likely a Q1'09 release.

While their release schedules aren't often met, the X.Org developers do have great ideas and planned work for these coming releases and none of their hard work should be discounted. Some of the planned features for X.Org 7.4 and X.Org 7.5 are mentioned in this news posting.

The 2008 X Developers' Conference (XDC2008) has been announced and will be taking place from April 16th to the 18th at the Googleplex. The program/talks for it have yet to be determined and the attendance is capped at 70. Phoronix will likely be covering this event.
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