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The State of X Server 1.6: Still Missing

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Published on 27 January 2009 11:28 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in X.Org
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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.Org 7.5 / 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.

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