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Why XServer 1.4 Won't Make it Into Ubuntu Gutsy

Aug 22, 2007, 15:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

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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..."

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