A Peek Into The X.Org Stack For Ubuntu 11.04

“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.”