Wednesday, 29 August 2007

X-ORG 7.3 Release is available for Preview

As the title tells

X-ORG 7.3 is currently under development, and is scheduled to be released in August 2007, but is available for review.

Features

  • Xorg server 1.4 - see Server14Branch for more details. Highlights:

    • RandR 1.2: RandR 1.2 offers output hotplug, as well as on-the-fly output reconfiguration and mode switching.

    • Input hotplug: Input hotplug allows hotplugging of input devices, and also adds enhanced support for touchscreens and tablets, through either HAL or D-Bus.

    • KDrive: Numerous enhancements have been made to the KDrive codebase, including better support for multiple input devices.
    • DTrace: When running on OpenSolaris, DTrace support is available in the X server, allowing detailed accounting of operations inside the server.

    • EXA: A great deal of work has been done on the EXA framework to make it more usable.
  • New applications: xbacklight
  • New drivers: xf86-video-glide, xf86-video-vermilion
  • New man pages for API's: libXinerama, libXcomposite, XKB functions in libX11, Xtest functions in libXtst
  • Support for font catalogue directories in font path

  • xdm: Xft support added

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