X.Org 7.5 Released. Wait, Nope!
Phoronix: X.Org 7.5 Released. Wait, Nope!
Today X.Org 7.5 with X Server 1.7 is scheduled to be released, per the release schedule that Daniel Stone proposed earlier this year. X Server 1.7 includes X Input 2 (a.k.a. Input Hotness) and Multi-Pointer X is now enabled by default (it has been in the master branch for about a year, but it has been disabled due to X Input 2 missing). This key piece to the open-source Linux desktop also features E-EDID support, the X Server no longer needing to symlink to Mesa sources, and a horde of bug-fixes. Aside from an updated X Server, X.Org 7.5 will include various updates to different input and graphics drivers.
bashing does not change anything
@phoronix: I don't see what all that bashing between the lines is good for.
Yes, Xorg has a hard time because of the lack of manpower, but instead of complaining all the time, why don't you help and start a call for developers?
@89c51: The question is what would you gain from switching to something different. What do you dislike about X, except they have manpower shortage? After all, most of the problems I experience are not design issues - they could be adressed with much less effort than rewriting the whole thing.
After all, you have to find people who develop Wayland as far as needed to be useable. Given the lack of Xorg devs I doubt this will happen anytime soon.