X.Org Server 1.19 RC2, Some Prominent XWayland Changes

Written by Michael Larabel in X.Org on 29 October 2016 at 08:24 AM EDT. Add A Comment
X.Org Server 1.19 was supposed to be released last week but that didn't happen while now available today is the second release candidate.

Missing the 22 October release target, Keith Packard on Friday evening released xorg-server as the second release candidate. He mentions it "should be pretty close to 1.19" and he's just aware of a serious bug causing a crash. The changes in X.org Server 1.19 RC2 involve a few dozen fixes and tweaks to GLAMOR, XWayland, Ephyr, and other areas.

The last-minute XWayland improvements are a bit interesting with adding the pointer warp emulation, relative pointer work, etc.

Complete list of X.Org Server 1.19 RC2 changes via this mailing list post.
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