Twenty Old X.Org Components See New Updates

Written by Michael Larabel in X.Org on 5 December 2022 at 05:57 AM EST. 38 Comments
While X.Org Katamari releases are no longer being organized to bundle up all of the different X11 software components behind one version number and some X.Org software pieces are seeing very seldom updates every number of years, this past week has seen twenty new X.Org software releases.

Longtime X.Org/X11 developer Alan Coopersmith who has been managing the X stack for Solaris going back to the original Sun Microsystems days has released this slew of updates. Coopersmith organized a number of the katamari releases of the past and has often issued the big set of X.Org updates when preparing to ship updates for Sun/Oracle Solaris. While many Linux desktops are moving on to the modern Wayland world, Solaris, the BSDs, and other platforms remain dependent upon X11.

The new X.Org software releases this week include:

- transset 1.0.3
- xcursorgen 1.0.8
- xdm 1.1.14
- xfd 1.1.4
- xgamma 1.0.7
- xinit 1.4.2
- xprop 1.2.6
- xrandr 1.5.2
- xset 1.2.5
- xstdcmap 1.0.5
- xvinfo 1.1.5
- libICE 1.1.0
- xf86-video-r128 6.12.1
- libXcomposite 0.4.6
- libXdamage 1.1.6
- libXres 1.2.2
- libXScrnSaver 1.2.4
- libXv 1.0.12
- libXxf86dga 1.1.6
- lndir 1.0.4

Most of the changes in these new releases are rather mundane... Some packages now have basic build testing for continuous integration (CI), switching from Bzip2 to XZ tarballs for releases, compiler flags and warnings alterations, improving compatibility with the Clang compiler, compatibility with newer Glibc versions, and other mostly minor maintenance changes. Yes, even the old ATI Rage 128 DDX video driver was updated too but its changes also minor. Nothing particularly exciting beyond the fact of many seldom updated, old X.Org components have received at least a little bit of love for those still dependent upon the whole X.Org stack as we roll into 2023.

Those interested in all the new X.Org updates this month can find them via xorg-announce.
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