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X.org Releases Version 7.3, Gets Hotplugging Support

Sep 06, 2007, 16:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Troy Unrau)

"X.org is the underlying graphical workhorse that powers pretty much every desktop installation on Linux and Unix operating systems. Today marked the mildly delayed new release of X.org version 7.3, which corresponds to server version 1.4. The X.org community has been working out the last of the bugs since their code-base became semi-frozen on August 1st (which they refer to as 'Code Slush') and are now confident that the release will be worth the wait. The so-called killer feature of this version of X is the new support for hotplugging of input devices (such as keyboard, mice, touchscreens) as well as output devices (monitors, projectors, and so forth).

"These features have been missing for ages in X and have now been implemented thanks in large part to a few very dedicated developers..."

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