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Oh Hey, X.Org 7.6 Is Finally Released For Christmas!

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Published on 20 December 2010 09:32 PM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in X.Org
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The past few days I've been wondering whether or not X.Org 7.6 would make it out in 2010 or not. After all, this X.Org katamari update was supposed to be here in August after X.Org 7.5 was released in October of 2009 and the 7.6 release was delayed to November. The release of X.Org 7.6 didn't come in November, but there was one release candidate but not much information since. This afternoon, however, Alan Coopersmith has announced the final release.

While the X.Org 7.6 release is late, fortunately it's not too important since most of the individual packages making up the X.Org 7.6 katamari have been available for months. X.Org Server 1.9 has been available since August along with many other updated X packages.

X.Org 7.5 was released in 2009 with X.Org Server 1.7 and since that point there was the X.Org Server 1.8 release at the beginning of the year too. Thus in X.Org 7.6 is now officially support for the input class with the xorg.conf configuration, xorg.conf.d support, new input hot-plugging, DRI2 improvements, documentation updates, and much more.

X.Org 7.6 is also the first katamari collection that includes XCB (the X C Bindings) by default as it's required by the updated libX11 and other packages.

Dropped from X.Org 7.6 is Xsdl, which was a KDrive-based server using SDL that was never completed, and also stripped away was frame-buffer support in XF86DGA and multi-buffer extensions in the X Server.

Additional information is on the X.Org Wiki.

X.Org 7.7 will be the next release and should arrive in approximately one year's time with X.Org Server 1.10 or more likely would be X.Org Server 1.11. X.Org Server 1.10 is already schedule for release in February with many new features.

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