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.


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

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


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


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