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Coming Soon: X Server 1.8

Mar 31, 2010, 20:33 (0 Talkback[s])
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"According to the release plans, the release of X Server 1.8 should take place, and while in reality it will likely not be released today, its release is coming soon. When this release does arrive, it will add a new set of features to the X.Org stack and a number of other minor improvements and bug-fixes.

"It was one year ago that X.Org 7.5 was supposed to be released with X Server 1.7 to offer a whole set of advancements like X Input 2 and Multi-Pointer X, but this milestone didn't end up being reached until all the way in October. This was not the first time an X Server release was running months late, but X.Org Server 1.4.1 was released nearly one year late all for a point release. Fortunately, thanks to some changes in the development process and a greater commitment to delivering releases on a timely basis, X Server 1.8 is not nearly this far behind like its predecessors. Back in September prior to the X Server 1.7 release and the 1.8 development getting underway, input expert Peter Hutterer called for process changes."

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