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X.Org 7.5 Release Schedule Revised For July

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Published on 26 April 2009 09:56 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in X.Org
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X.Org 7.5 with the X Server 1.7 release was planned for release at the start of this month, but sadly they far from made it -- no test releases of the new X Server are even available yet. Though after reading Phoronix, Daniel Stone remembered this release schedule and has decided to give another try at X.Org 7.5. Daniel now hopes the X.Org developers will be ready to deliver X.Org 7.5 with X Server 1.7 on the 15th of July.

This revised schedule puts the feature freeze towards the end of May, the X.Org 7.5 Beta 1 release on the 19th of June, a second beta and release candidate in early July, and then the final release of X.Org 7.5 / X Server 1.7 to come in the middle of July.

The big improvement with X Server 1.7 will be the integration of X Input 2, XKB2, and finally the enabling of Multi-Pointer X. Besides that there is plenty of other input and graphics work going on too, as you know from reading Phoronix.

There is a bad track record within the X.Org community of delivering new releases on time, but let's hope they are able to commit to this schedule and that we see a release in July and not September. Daniel's revised X.Org 7.5 release schedule can be found on xorg-devel.

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