X Server 1.10 Merge Window Closing; Ubuntu 11.04 To Use

The X.Org Server 1.10 merge window closes tomorrow for for its release schedule so that it can ideally be released on time in mid-February (hopefully we will finally see X.Org 7.6 before then too). This next X.Org Server release isn’t particularly interesting but is more along the lines of a big maintenance update with some new fun on the input side.

The plans with X.Org Server 1.10 were to merge the graphics and input drivers back into the X.Org Server to make it one monolithic build, but most developers didn’t like the idea of regressing the modularized X.Org system to tie the drivers to a particular X.Org Server as it would also mean the X.Org Server release cycle would need to be sped up (circa three months per release). On the plus side it would have meant they could have killed off a legacy driver code, spruced up the API, and made some other changes, but fortunately it was decided not to merge all of the drivers back in at this time.

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