Information about X11R6.9 and X11R7.0 can be found from the X.Org Foundation wiki at, and at mirrors of this server. Information about obtaining and installing binary distributions of this release can be found in the Installation Document.
Note that both X11R6.9 and X11R7.0 are being released simultaneously but only one source tree is required to build the release. Information about obtaining the release in source form is given below.
The source for version 6.9.0 is available as a single tarball:
and also is available split into seven separate tarballs:
X11R6.9.0-src1.tar.gz X11R6.9.0-src2.tar.gz X11R6.9.0-src3.tar.gz X11R6.9.0-src4.tar.gz X11R6.9.0-src5.tar.gz X11R6.9.0-src6.tar.gz X11R6.9.0-src7.tar.gz
The first three of the separate tarballs contain everything except the fonts and general X11 documentation. Those three are sufficient for building X11R6.9 if you already have a set of fonts. The fourth and fifth contain the fonts. The sixth contains the source for the general X11 documentation. The seventh contains the general X11 documentation in hardcopy format.
This is the first release of the new modular source code tree. The souce code has been split into nine logical modules: app, data, doc, driver, font, lib. proto, util and xserver. Each of these modules contain one or more packages that can be configured, built and installed separately. Please see an X11R7.0 release site for a complete list of the tarballs.
For information on how to build the modular tree packages see the Modular Developer's Guide. This guide also contains information for developers who want to help improve the modular build system and modular code base.
The X source code for this and all releases/snapshots as well as development versions can also be accessed via the Freedesktop.org CVS repository. It's also possible to browse the freedesktop CVS repository. The CVS tag for the 6.9 version is "XORG-6_9_0" and the CVS tag for the 7.0 version is "XORG-7_0_0". The CVS tag for the stable branch for the %relvers; release is "XORG-6_9-branch".
To check out the latest development version, don't specify any tag.