Ubuntu 17.04 Still Hasn't Landed X.Org Server 1.19
Written by Michael Larabel in Ubuntu on 25 March 2017 at 07:43 AM EDT. 19 Comments
UBUNTU --
While the Ubuntu 17.04 final release is expected to happen in just over two weeks and the final freeze is quickly approaching, X.Org Server 1.19 has yet to land as anticipated into the Zesty Zapus.

Earlier this month we mentioned they were preparing to land X.Org Server 1.19 and Mesa 17.0. The big Mesa 17 update was pushed through, but even with this week's final beta, X.Org Server 1.19 has yet to land and is beginning to look like it might not land this cycle.

There is this X.Org Server 1.19 feature freeze exception bug report, but so far its importance is "undecided." X.Org Server 1.19 is in a staging PPA currently, XMir now works with 1.19, and Debian Stretch will be using 1.19 for its release. But so far it's not landed and there appear to still be some bugs / quirky behavior with this update.

It's a pity if X.Org Server 1.19 won't make it for Ubuntu 17.04, considering it was released last November. X.Org Server 1.19 brings PRIME synchronization support, threaded input capabilities, better GLAMOR 2D rendering, many XWayland improvements, and a variety of other changes as outlined in that aforelinked Phoronix article.

We'll see what happens, at least Mesa 17.0 made it for the upcoming Ubuntu 17.04.
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