X11 Release 7.0 Available

By Justin Mann on December 21, 2005, 6:38 PM
Some exciting news for us Linux users, the next release of the X Window system is available after a very long incubation period. After going many years with little updates to a monolithic system, the 7.0 release of X11 converts the system to a modular format, making development and support easier in the future. Though there have been enhancements in the recent past, a modular X means much faster development, helping bring more to the Linux desktop as well as other software suites such as the Solaris operating system. The 7.1 release is already planned for mid 2006 to bring roll up updates. Future development will be primarily on this new modular system rather than the old, but still supported, monolithic one.

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Noxious Ninja said:
So... drivers can finally be updated without needing a whole new version of XOrg. While I appreciate the amount of effort this as taken, I can't help but think "it's about time".Now if only the Linux kernel had a stable driver API.
MonkeyMan said:
I agree Noxious, it is about time, it seems like Linux has been getting a few beneficial upgrades lately. I don't see why linux is getting so much attention all of a sudden. Maybe they are focusing on making linux better than windows? who knows?
Nodsu said:
X is not Linux. They are two completely separate projects and the improvements in X were certainly not made to make Linux better.
doomsweek said:
This is cool, no more waiting for long hours just to compile the whole X. Sorta like kernel modules, right?
mentaljedi said:
Pretty interesting, about time too, but it's nothing groundbreaking.
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