Why XServer 1.4 Won't Make it Into Ubuntu Gutsy
Aug 22, 2007, 15:00 (1 Talkback[s])
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If everything goes well, Ubuntu 7.10, Gutsy Gibbon, the next
community version of the popular Linux distribution, will appear in
October. It will not, however, include the latest and greatest X
window server and utilities: Xserver 1.4 and X.Org 7.3.
"These new windowing programs would have added more features to
Ubuntu's display capabilities. In particular, the new Ubuntu would
have had far better automatic monitor detection. It would also have
made it possible to switch monitors--hot plugging--without needing
to reboot the PC. Now, though, these features won't be included, by
default, until the version of Ubuntu after Gutsy Gibbon. In other
words, these features won't be included in the released version
until March of 2008 at the earliest..."
7.10 To Ditch Xserver 1.4(Aug 20, 2007)