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X.Org 7.6 May Be Released In October 2010

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Published on 21 October 2009 10:03 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in X.Org
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On the same day of the first X Server 1.8 snapshot being released, Sun's Alan Coopersmith who has been leading the X.Org 7.5 katamari release efforts has shared his thoughts going forward for X.Org 7.6. X Server 1.7.1 should be released by week's end and X.Org 7.5 final should be out shortly thereafter. However, it's not likely that X Server 1.8 will be greeted by X.Org 7.6.

Alan is suggesting that X.Org 7.6 targets X Server 1.9. If the new X Server release process is followed, X Server 1.9 should be released in September or October of 2010. This would be just under a year since the release of X.Org 7.5 / X Server 1.7. X.Org 7.6 may also be the first release to carry a hard requirement against XCB.

The details regarding these very early X.Org 7.6 plans can be found on the xorg-devel mailing list.

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