X Server 1.7 Has Its First Snapshot
Written by Michael Larabel in X.Org on 4 September 2009 at 07:18 AM EDT. 6 Comments
It's coming late, but it looks like we may finally see X.Org 7.5 in the next month. The biggest component making up X.Org 7.5 is X Server 1.7, which is finally getting underway with test releases after its code was frozen earlier this week.

Peter Hutterer this time around had announced the release of X Server 1.6.99.900, which is the first testing snapshot of X Server 1.7 and will be followed by a few release candidates. He has also codenamed X Server 1.7 the "Depressed Dodo".

Among the features that X Server 1.7 delivers is revised input handling, X Input 2 with support for Multi-Pointer X, VGA Arbitration support, EXA mixed pixmaps support, and then many bug fixes and other work.

The xorg-server 1.6.99.900 release announcement with the short change-log can be read on the mailing list.
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