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Adam Jackson has passed along word that X.Org v7.1 is pretty much done at this point and is expected for release on Monday, May 22, 2006. Meanwhile, X.Org v7.2 already has a tentative release date of November 17, 2006. The first branch nomination for X.Org v7.2 is on September 15, and then the first release candidate is expected for presentation on October 6. Look for the X.Org v7.1 release coming out this Monday.