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    Phoronix: X.Org Server 1.19 Proposed For Release Next Month

    It's been since last November that X.Org Server 1.18 was released and while the project previously stuck to a six month release cadence, that didn't happen for xorg-server 1.19. Now, however, out of the blue Keith Packard has put together a proposal for quickly shipping it next month...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...9-Release-Prop

  • #2
    Why do they insist developing this?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Mateus Felipe View Post
      Why do they insist developing this?
      Because everyone still uses it... even after the switch over to wayland we'll still need Xwayland for any apps that haven't been migrated yet

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Mateus Felipe View Post
        Why do they insist developing this?
        Plenty of reasons. A large number of people use Nvidia cards on their desktops. Only the last few generations will work on Wayland. At the current situation, even new cards are stuck on Xorg for years to come. GTK+ 2.0 doesn't support Wayland. So XFCE needs Xorg.
        I managed to try wayland on my nvidia card using weston-eglstreams but since I use Gnome, I am stuck for the next few years on Xorg.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Mateus Felipe View Post
          Why do they insist developing this?
          because x11 is also for other *nix systems that aren't very interested in wayland.

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          • #6
            wayland still doesnt work here.

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            • #7
              because mir and wayland only works in phones and tablets

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              • #8
                I hope this will make it into Debian Stretch.
                From https://wiki.debian.org/DebianStretch
                • 2016-11-05: Transition freeze (general freeze of transitions)
                • 2017-01-05: "Soft" freeze (no new packages, no re-entry, normal migrations)
                • 2017-02-05: Full freeze


                However, I am not entirely sure how the freezing process goes. Which of the three freezing dates would prevent a package like xserver to go into Stretch?

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                • #9
                  Good, this new version will be very exciting for many reasons, like threaded input patch and PRIME patches

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by franglais125 View Post
                    Which of the three freezing dates would prevent a package like xserver to go into Stretch?
                    I'm guessing it would be a transition. It looks like 1.18 was: https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugr...cgi?bug=808735

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