The key points from Daniel's email are:
- XKB2 has been postponed, again. Peter Hutterer and Daniel are now looking at having version 2.0 of the X Keyboard Extension ready for X Server 1.8, which we anticipate will come in the first half of 2010. Fortunately, X Server 1.7 will still be home to X Input 2.0 with Multi-Pointer X support.
- The code for X Server 1.7 in the master branch is now frozen. Branching of X Server 1.7 will likely come in a few days.
- The first development snapshot of X Server 1.7 (v126.96.36.1990) will be rolled over the weekend. A second release (v188.8.131.521) should be out shortly thereafter.
- Daniel is hoping for a final X.Org 7.5 / X Server 1.7 release around the time of the 2009 X Developers' Conference, which is taking place from the 28th to the 30th of September. Basically, we are now looking at a final release in what will hopefully be one month.