X.Org 7.5 May Be An April Fool's Joke
Written by Michael Larabel in X.Org on 11 September 2008 at 06:33 PM EDT. 4 Comments
X.Org 7.4 was supposed to be released on September 10, but that didn't happen. Though our notes on the X.Org 7.4 release can be read here (the article was automatically published as I was traveling all day without Internet access, so I was wagering on not another delay). Today though Daniel Stone has laid out the plans for X.Org 7.5.

Beyond what is planned for X Server 1.6, X Server 1.7 will be the release due as part of X.Org 7.5. The feature freeze for X Server 1.7 is planned for the 21st of January 2009 and the 31st of February will mark the code freeze for this cycle with an X Server 1.6.99.901 / X.Org 7.5 Beta 1 release. A second beta and release candidate are both planned for a March release. Then if all goes according to plan, X.Org 7.5 / X Server 1.7 will be released on April 1, 2008. However, Daniel Stone notes in his mailing list message:

1st April 2009: Release 7.5, makes good April Fool's story. If not, Phoronix gets to run '7.5 released ... nah, X.Org didn't release on time again! April Fool's! Ha!'. Either way, everyone's a winner.
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