Xorg version

Dan Nicholson dbn.lists at gmail.com
Wed Jul 29 18:18:42 PDT 2009


On Wed, Jul 29, 2009 at 2:21 PM, Randy
McMurchy<randy at linuxfromscratch.org> wrote:
> Guy Dalziel wrote these words on 07/29/09 14:22 CST:
>> Do we know what version of Xorg we're goint to use yet? I'm assuming it
>> will be all the latest stuff. If I'm going to compile stuff against it,
>> then I'll need to have some idea of what we're going to use.
>
> Well, seeing how the book is at 7.4 and that is the latest release you
> can get ( http://www.x.org/wiki/ ) and there is nothing slated in the
> 7.5 release schedule, I'd say we're going to use 7.4. :-)

Here was an updated release plan the release manager put out in May.

http://lists.x.org/archives/xorg-devel/2009-May/000993.html

Sadly, none of those dates have been made. XI2 is rapidly undergoing
changes, but is on the horizon and could get into a major release
soon. XKB2 on the other hand is nowhere to be seen, and I'm guessing
Daniel will have to scrap those plans unless there is a major
acceleration.

Guy is probably right that xorg-server-1.6.x and newer driver releases
have been much more stable and solid than what's in xorg-7.4.
Especially if you have an intel chipset, the recent combination of

xorg-server-1.6.2
linux-2.6.30
xf86-video-intel-2.8.0
mesa-7.5

is said to be a major improvement. So, xorg-7.5 should hopefully come
this fall, but in the meantime it could be a struggle to find a stable
X.

--
Dan



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