X Server 1.6.5 & 1.7.1 RC1 Released
Written by Michael Larabel in X.Org on 12 October 2009 at 07:34 AM EDT. Add A Comment
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Less than two weeks after X Server 1.7.0 was released, Peter Hutterer has announced the first release candidate for X Server 1.7.1. This release carries a handful of fixes, including addressing some important issues like potential memory corruption and infinite loops, along with build improvements. Peter is asking anyone who still wants to submit patches for X Server 1.7.1 that they be submitted by this Friday. The release announcement for X Server 1.7.1 RC1 can be read here.

Minutes after the X Server 1.7 RC1 announcement, Keith Packard released X Server 1.6.5. This stable release makes it so that the X Server no longer crashes when a driver tries to initialize (the broken) DGA and there is also one Xephyr improvement. The X Server 1.6.5 announcement is also on the mailing list. With X Server 1.7 being out there, Keith has no plans at this time to work on a X Server 1.6.6 release.
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