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    Default An X Server 1.6.2 Pre-Release Made It Out

    Phoronix: An X Server 1.6.2 Pre-Release Made It Out

    With the release of X.Org 7.5 with X Server 1.7 not coming until at least July, Keith Packard is readying a second update in the X Server 1.6 series. Early this morning Keith announced the release of an X Server 1.6.2 pre-release. This X Server 1.6.2 pre-release known as v1.6.1.901 contains just over a dozen fixes since the release of X Server 1.6.1 back in April...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=NzI1NQ

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    Default Release Early, release often.

    This is not really an exiting release, mostly bug and documentation fixing but these are bugs that won't annoy anymore and will let developers concentrate on new features debugging for XServer 1.7 (support for multiple pointers and some input work in general) .

    XServer 1.7 will be truly appreciated from touch-screen users, hope to see fancy rotation/resize support in software soon !

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    Does anyone know how Keith could get x.org ? I mean, the domain most have been taken when he forked XFree86 =)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keith_Packard

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louise View Post
    Does anyone know how Keith could get x.org ? I mean, the domain most have been taken when he forked XFree86 =)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keith_Packard
    X.org apparently belonged to The Open Group but was later transferred to the X.Org Foundation.

    See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X_Windo...Org_Foundation

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    Quote Originally Posted by whizse View Post
    X.org apparently belonged to The Open Group but was later transferred to the X.Org Foundation.

    See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X_Windo...Org_Foundation
    Thanks for clearing that out =)

    Looking at http://www.opengroup.org/ it is still not clear to me, who they are.

    But they are apparently nice guys =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louise View Post
    Does anyone know how Keith could get x.org ? I mean, the domain most have been taken when he forked XFree86 =)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keith_Packard
    Keith doesn't "own" X.org or anything, but he has been one of the more active developers and technical leaders in X for a long time and is also one of the X.org directors. He has the freedom to create a new Xorg release in this case by virtue of volunteering to be the release manager for this round of X development, giving ajax (Adam Jackson) a bit of a break. Managing Xorg releases is one of the tougher (and chronically underappreciated) tasks in the open source world.
    Last edited by bridgman; 05-09-2009 at 12:35 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bridgman View Post
    Keith doesn't "own" X.org or anything, but he has been one of the more active developers and technical leaders in X for a long time and is also one of the X.org directors. He has the freedom to create a new Xorg release in this case by virtue of volunteering to be the release manager for this round of X development, giving ajax (Adam Jackson) a bit of a break. Managing Xorg releases is one of the tougher (and chronically underappreciated) tasks in the open source world.
    I could imagine. Pretty cool that there are people with these skills among us.

    Btw. I did a search on you. Apparently you doesn't exist according to Wikipedia

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louise View Post
    Btw. I did a search on you. Apparently you doesn't exist according to Wikipedia
    Yes, and I'm trying to keep it that way

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    Has anyone from the Xorg developers ever considered to add a way to minimize fullscreen apps by now? I don't care that much about multiple mouse pointers (well.. other people do, I known), but I think some minimizing is wanted by a greater number of people :-/

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    Do we really need this bitching about slipping X.org releases every bleeding time something about X comes up? Free software takes its time, get over it already!

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