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X.Org Server 1.7.7 To Be Released Soon

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Published on 20 April 2010 09:07 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in X.Org
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While X Server 1.8 has been around for almost one month, Peter Hutterer for now is still maintaining the X.Org Server 1.7 series before turning over to the 1.8 branch in the coming weeks. He's now in the process of preparing to release X.Org Server 1.7.7.

For those that are not yet migrating to X.Org Server 1.8 with its xorg.conf.d support, libudev support replacing HAL, and other changes, the 1.7.7 release should be out soon. Peter released a X Server 1.7.7 release candidate earlier this month, but coming this afternoon is a second and potentially final release candidate.

This second release candidate for the X.Org Server 1.7.7 series drops the XGE extension event to workout a problem experienced by some NVIDIA users that ran out of event opcodes within the X Server. There are also a couple crash fixes and for Mac OS X users there are XQuartz updates.

Peter has also been pushing patches into X.Org Server 1.7.7 that get the X Test Suite working, but at least one more patch is on the way for this, which after that point he will likely be releasing 1.7.7 final. An X.Org Server 1.7.8 release is not planned at this point.

The X.Org Server 1.7.7 RC2 release announcement with its change-log from RC1 can be found on the X.Org mailing list.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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