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Getting X.Org 7.5 Out The Door

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Published on 03 October 2009 03:42 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in X.Org
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X Server 1.7 was released yesterday, but the X.Org 7.5 release containing this server package plus other updated X bits was not done at the same time. While it's less important having a new official X.Org release immediately since all of the critical packages can already be downloaded independently, the X.Org 7.5 release is expected soon and Sun's Alan Coopersmith began a thread entitled finishing the X11R7.5 katamari.

There are a number of packages since the X.Org 7.4 release last year that have since been abandoned and/or are no longer maintained and then there are some other packages that haven't had new releases, which is needed for X Server 1.7 compatibility. There's also a nice chart comparing the package versions between X.Org 7.4 and 7.5. For those interested, check out his mailing list message for all of the details. Expect X.Org 7.5 to make it out the door in the coming days.

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