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X.Org 7.5 Release Schedule Slips Again

May 27, 2009, 13:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Larabel)

[ Thanks to Michael Larabel for this link. ]

"Besides the feature freeze on the 22nd of June, the X Server 1.7 branching is set for the 6th of July, the code freeze and first beta on the 20th of July, a second beta on the 3rd of August, and the release candidate on the 10th of August. X Server 1.7 and X.Org 7.5 will then hopefully make it out the door a week later on the 17th of August.

"This latest delay is due to X Input 2 not yet being ready for general usage. However, input expert Peter Hutterer expects to merge X Input 2 and XKB2 into the master X Server code-base by the 14th of June. Therefore, X.Org 7.5 is being delayed so that it can incorporate these major input improvements that have a long time in the making. Multi-Pointer X will also now be possible for the masses of Linux desktop users."

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