For those that haven't noticed or have forgot, X Server 1.6
, which was the update Intel wanted out by the end of 2008
, still hasn't been released. The latest schedule
for X Server 1.6.0 called for a January 5th release
, but that had simply passed by and there wasn't even a release candidate
As it stands right now, no code has been committed to X Server 1.6 since the first release candidate was tagged over two weeks ago. On the X Server 1.6 tracker bug
there are still nine open bugs, which means just one bug has been closed since the 5th of January. Hopefully though we will end up seeing a X Server 1.6 release in February.
Among the features that this new X Server update will carry once released are DRI2
, RandR 1.3
, Predictable Pointer Acceleration
, and X Input 1.5 with Device Properties
/ X Server 1.7
was talked about for release in April
, but that now looks even more unlikely. Chances are the next X.Org update will not be out until the second half of 2009, unless it receives some significant development help.