X Server 1.5.1 Has Been Released
Written by Michael Larabel in X.Org on 23 September 2008 at 03:39 PM EDT. 1 Comment
The X Server 1.4.1 bug-fix release came out 212 days later than anticipated and X Server 1.5.0 was released months later than scheduled. X.Org 7.4 in fact hasn't even been released yet and that was supposed to come back in May. However, just twenty days after X Server 1.5.0 was released, we now have X Server 1.5.1.

Red Hat's Adam Jackson has just announced the X Server 1.5.1 release on the X.Org mailing list. This point release just includes conditionalizing Composite-based backing store on pScreen->backingStoreSupport (compliments of NVIDIA), moving RELEASE_DATE below AC_INIT, disabling shared pixmaps for EXA, and fixing panoramiX request and reply swapping.

The source-code can be downloaded immediately and expect this to be quickly adopted by Linux distributions that are already tracking X Server 1.5 / X.Org 7.4. With this fixer-up release now out there, hopefully X.Org 7.4 will make it out before the end of the month.

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