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A Peek Into The X.Org Stack For Ubuntu 11.04

Oct 27, 2010, 12:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Larabel)

"The general X.Org planning summit for Ubuntu 11.04 just ended at the Ubuntu Developer Summit in Orlando. Here's a few key highlights from this hour-long discussion about the make-up of the X.Org / graphics stack for the Natty Narwhal release due for release in April.

"X Server: It's a toss-up at this point whether X.Org Server 1.9.x will be used or X.Org Server 1.10 will find its way into Ubuntu 11.04. The xorg-server 1.10 release is due out in mid-February, which concerns the Ubuntu developers, albeit the upstream X team has been releasing their servers on time as of late. So far there aren't any major features coming about in X.Org Server 1.10 (though RandR 1.4 should land), which means there's less of a reason to go with this release, but at the same time there should be less fall-out of switching to the latest release. If an X.Org Server 1.9 point release is used in Ubuntu 11.04, the Ubuntu input developers want the entire input layer from X.Org Server 1.10 back-ported into their 1.9 build so they can have the latest multi-touch work. There's also some desire to see input redirection support. It will be properly decided later whether to use 1.9.x or 1.10."

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