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    Default Oh Hey, X.Org 7.6 Is Finally Released For Christmas!

    Phoronix: Oh Hey, X.Org 7.6 Is Finally Released For Christmas!

    The past few days I've been wondering whether or not X.Org 7.6 would make it out in 2010 or not. After all, this X.Org katamari update was supposed to be here in August after X.Org 7.5 was released in October of 2009 and the 7.6 release was delayed to November. The release of X.Org 7.6 didn't come in November, but there was one release candidate but not much information since. This afternoon, however, Alan Coopersmith has announced the final release...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=ODk0MQ

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    "Oh hey"? What the hell? More retarded article titles?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RealNC View Post
    "Oh hey"? What the hell? More retarded article titles?
    Yes, it doesn't sound professional. It is not good if the author express his personal opinions too much in such a way.

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    You could also have mentioned the bottom of the announcement, the dedication: http://www.x.org/wiki/Other/Press/X11R76Released

    Two of the early leaders of the X Window System community were lost to cancer this year -- Smokey Wallace, who led the DEC WSL team which created the initial implementation of X11, and Hideki Hiura from Sun Microsystems, who helped design the X11R6 internationalization framework. The X11R7.6 release is dedicated to their memory.

    Jim Gettys remembers that “Without Smokey, it is not clear that X11 would have ever existed: he and I drafted a memo that proposed developing X11 in Digital’s WSL and making the result freely available, as X11 would require more resources than we had available at MIT. This was one of the seminal moments in free and open source software, though few know of it.”

    Alan Coopersmith, who worked with Hideki at Sun, noted that “Hideki’s contributions to the X Window System and leadership in forums such as openi18n.org will leave a lasting legacy on the millions of users who are able to use their native languages to interact with computers and portable devices running the Unix and Linux families of operating system.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by phoronix View Post
    Phoronix: Oh Hey, X.Org 7.6 Is Finally Released For Christmas!
    Oh hey, damn I ain't getting much this Christmas...
    These guys are slow releasers.

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    Happy holidays.

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