X Server 1.6.3 RC1 Makes It Out
Written by Michael Larabel in X.Org on 27 July 2009 at 08:01 AM EDT. 4 Comments
With X.Org 7.5 running behind schedule, X Server 1.6 may end up seeing a bit more light before it is replaced by X Server 1.7. If the X.Org 7.5 release schedule drags on much long, it could be in jeopardy for making the rounds of distribution updates this fall, which would leave X Server 1.6 being used for many until early next year.

X Server 1.7 introduces Xi2, Multi-Pointer X, and other features, but still X Server 1.6 has been pretty good release. Keith Packard, the release manager for this series, is in fact working on putting out another point release. On Sunday afternoon Keith had put out the first release candidate for X Server 1.6.3.

X Server 1.6.3 so far includes 12 fixes for different areas from RandR to EXA. The change-log with source download links for X Server 1.6.3 RC1 can be found on the X mailing list. X Server 1.6.3 will be released once none of the other developers have new patches they wish to see integrated in the server 1.6 branch.
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