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X Server 1.6.2 RC2 Brings More Bug Fixes

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Published on 30 June 2009 02:17 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in X.Org
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Keith Packard has been the release manager for the X Server 1.6 series and back in early May he issued an X Server 1.6.2 release cadndidate to close a few more X.Org bugs in this critical piece of software. After pulling in another heaping of bug fixes, Keith has now announced X Server 1.6.2 Release Candidate 2, which will go on to become the official 1.6.2 release assuming no bugs or regressions appear.

In X Server 1.6.2 are over 36 bug fixes that address a variety of different problems from DRI2 to EDID to fixing up other problems. X Server 1.6.2 final will hopefully be out soon. The 1.6.2 RC2 announcement can be read on the X.Org mailing list.

Coming out soon after this will be the start of X Server 1.7 development releases, with the latest schedule having it planned for an August release.

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