X.Org Server 1.19 Release Candidate 1

Written by Michael Larabel in X.Org on 19 September 2016 at 01:05 PM EDT. 22 Comments
The first release candidate of the X.Org Server 1.19 is now available along with some last-minute API/ABI breaks.

On Friday we knew new X.Org Server 1.19 was being finalized with release manager Keith Packard putting out an early test release and a call for any final API/ABI changes. This morning were some final API/ABI changes relating to cursor warping that were led by Jonas Ã…dahl in working on XWayland support. Those two changes are the only new commits since Friday's premature release.

See the earlier Phoronix article for details about all of the X.Org Server 1.19 new features and changes. This is quite a big release shaping up with it being nearly one year since X.Org Server 1.18, rather than the common six-month release cadence.

The xorg-server release is now available while the official xorg-server 1.19 version is expected by the end of October. Fedora 25 is looking to be the first tier-one Linux distribution shipping it, although they are still aiming for Wayland by default X11 is around for fallback purposes and XWayland for legacy application compatibility.
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