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  • 2017 Has Been The First Year In A Decade Without A Major X.Org Server Update

    Phoronix: 2017 Has Been The First Time In A Decade Without A Major X.Org Server Update

    It's been thirteen months since the release of X.Org Server 1.19 and there is no expedited effort to get the next major release out the door, but X.Org Server 1.20 is still expected to happen in the months ahead...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...-Server-Update

  • #2
    I do hope they get the 1.20 release out before the Ubuntu LTS and next fedora release

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    • #3
      "The first time in a decade" should probably be "The first year in a decade" or something like it.

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      • #4
        "Whether you want to argue it as Wayland beginning to take over the Linux desktop"
        Hahaha I can imagine Michael just sipping a beer and eating some popcorn as he silently watches people in the forums rabble over whether Wayland is or will replace X.Org.

        Originally posted by Azpegath View Post
        "The first time in a decade" should probably be "The first year in a decade" or something like it.
        I think the way he phrased it made sense, since it was later clarified.

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        • #5
          I don't think it's because it's modern or mature...
          It's really because Wayland. Which is not taking over yet. But 2018 looks promising...

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          • #6
            Originally posted by nomadewolf View Post
            I don't think it's because it's modern or mature...
            It's really because Wayland. Which is not taking over yet. But 2018 looks promising...
            Aren't bleeding edge distros like arch or fedora using it by default already? Only the more conservative ones still offer X only? At least my arch laptop always runs gnome wayland if I don't force it not do do so ... Rest of my env is nixos so I cannot tell

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Kemosabe View Post

              Aren't bleeding edge distros like arch or fedora using it by default already? Only the more conservative ones still offer X only? At least my arch laptop always runs gnome wayland if I don't force it not do do so ... Rest of my env is nixos so I cannot tell
              On GNOME yes, but not on Plasma.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Kemosabe View Post
                Aren't bleeding edge distros like arch or fedora using it by default alreadyl
                With arch linux you can install what ever desktop. Buggy distributions are not bleeding edge. Faster you have Mesa and kernel updates from Oibaf ppa and kernel.org.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by phoronix
                  Whether you want to argue it as Wayland beginning to take over the Linux desktop, X.Org Server becoming mature and modern enough that the six month release cadences are no longer warranted, or simply because Keith Packard hasn't been too intimately involved with the xorg-server process now that his day job no longer involves X.Org and he's been busy in his spare time with VR HMD improvements, the fact is this is the first time in a decade since going without an X.Org Server major release.
                  D) All of the above

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                  • #10
                    The mouse input lag and poor gaming experience on my RX 480 stops me from using Wayland on Ubuntu 17.10 GNOME. But I'm very happy on Xorg right now, it's super smooth.

                    Anyone have any updates on when the input lag, etc will be addressed in Wayland?

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