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X.Org Server 1.8.0 Is Here

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Published on 02 April 2010 03:32 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in X.Org
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X Server 1.8 is here. Being developed under a new process, this new X Server from the X.Org project was given a 31 March release date. It wasn't released on Wednesday as planned, but it's coming today -- just two days later. Based upon the sizable delays in earlier X.Org Server releases, this is not bad at all.

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.

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