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."