Is is just me who think that the X.Org shouldn't focus on a particular distro. And if they do, why not focus on the one that "Ubuntu could not exist without", and let Canonical cherry pick from Debian Squeeze/Sid/Testing/Whatever/whatever like all others.
This sounds as if Ubuntu is getting X.org to follow Ubuntu's pipe, rather than X.org having an agenda on their own or in collaboration with equals. Maybe this is natural, and maybe this is good, I cannot tell yet. But it sounds strange. The kernel is in such a massive development with so many companies involved I don't think it is an issue there. But if the release plans of X.org follows Ubuntu it sure won't end well.
EDIT: I realize there may be a simple explanation... Is it about Ubuntu's plans to deploy X.org?!
Nothing as far as I know. KMS was disabled last minute in Lucid in a hope to work around the cache coherency bugs on these chipsets, but as far as I can see from the bug reports it caused more trouble than it fixed. Many people now boot to a black screen. At least that prevents them from getting as far as experiencing the GPU hangs.
While the core Debian folks might be a bit orthodox about things, I hope that Canonical can remain ever so tolerant about that. No, I am not a core Debian guy, but I wish to remain an end Debian user for as long as there is an active development, and, I would definitely object to someone pushing a separate agenda on top over Debian's well being.
My post was an overreaction, and I admit and apologize for that. Sorry.