The X Server 1.7.5 RC1 release announcement can be found on the X.Org mailing list. Traditionally there haven't been so many X Server point releases for a given branch, but X Server 1.8 isn't due out until the end of March and as a result a number of distributions shipping major updates this quarter or next are opting to use the stable X Server 1.7 series.
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