The Degrading Quality Of X.Org Releases?

“On the X.Org mailing list, Alan Coopersmith had raised concerns
over the release criteria for X11 and how with recent releases
(namely X.Org 7.3), the de facto standard for making a release was
far from being met. Alan, Sun’s X engineer, had listed the release
criteria as the blocker bug list being cleared, the complete
tree/release modules being build-able on at least one platform, XTS
successfully running on at least one platform, and the
documentation being updated and then released. X.Org 7.3 was
released eight days late and failed to fully meet any of the
requirements–some X.Org 7.3 driver packages didn’t even build
against the respective X server…”