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X Server 1.4.99.904 Released

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Published on 30 June 2008 12:28 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in X.Org
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The development cycle for X.Org 7.4 has stretched on for months longer than anticipated, and earlier this month it sounded like X.Org 7.4 would end with a quick release, but still it's being dragged out longer. This morning the release manager for X.Org 7.4, Adam Jackson, had announced the release of X Server 1.4.99.904. This is another development release -- equivalent to a Release Candidate 4 -- before X Server 1.5.0 is ready for X11R74.

In total, X Server 1.4.99.904 has 81 changes, which consist of CVE security fixes, fixes so the X Server can build properly on the Alpha platform, dropping the GLCore dependency (and move it to dynamic loading), memory leak fixes, and more. With that said, the X.Org 7.4 bug tracker is now cleared out! Unfortunately though, not all of the original bugs were addressed as some were moved to being cleared at a later time (circa X.Org 7.5 in 2009). Building X Server 1.4.99.904+ now requires building against Mesa 7.1 RC1 or later.

It looks like X.Org 7.4 and X Server 1.5.0 may finally make it out the door in July, not in May as once planned. For the features coming with X.Org 7.4, check out The Progress Of X.Org 7.4. You may also be interested in reading X Server 1.4.1 Is Released, No Joke where we look at the chilling issue of the degrading quality of X.Org releases.

The X Server 1.4.99.904 release announcement (with source download links) can be found on the X.Org mailing list.

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