The X.Org Server 1.8 release offers udev support to replace HAL on Linux, xorg.conf.d support, and much more. All of the X Server 1.8 chances are talked about in our Coming Soon: X Server 1.8 article from earlier this week.
The next release will be X Server 1.9 with X.Org 7.6 and it's expected to be released in late September or October. Kudos to Keith Packard (who has served as the new release manager) and the X.Org developers for getting this work done and pretty much on time.
At the time of publishing, an official X Server 1.8 release announcement has yet to appear, but you can find this new release tagged in Git.