The X.Org project provides an open source implementation of the X Window System. The development work is being done in conjunction with the freedesktop.org community. The X.Org Foundation is the educational non-profit corporation whose Board serves this effort, and whose Members lead this work.

The current X.Org release is X11R7.7. The next major release will be X11R7.8. Information about all releases is available. (Important: If you have an older release, please see the Security page for information on security updates.)

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Development

  • The DeveloperStart page includes information for developers along with links to per-module developer pages.

Mailing Lists

On XorgMailingLists you can find a list of X-related mailing lists hosted on lists.freedesktop.org. More mailing lists on X Window System and related technologies along with subscription directions are available at XOrg Foundation.

Getting X

The best place to get X is from your operating system or distribution vendor. X.Org currently provides no binaries.

There are many Mirrors from which you can download source code to the X Window System. If you would like to be a mirror, feel free to do so and add yourself to the Mirrors page.

Development snapshots are currently on hiatus; most modules now update slowly enough that frequent snapshots aren't needed.

Security

For security advisories please check our SecurityPage.

Please notify us of any security issues by sending mail to xorg_security@x.org .

Sponsorship

The X.Org Foundation welcomes sponsorship (both cash and in-kind), and tries hard to put the donations of sponsors to transparent good use. The Foundation is an extremely low-overhead all-volunteer organization. If you are interested in contributing, please see our SponsorshipPage.

Acknowledgements

Our thanks go to Portland State University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology for providing the hosting of x.org/freedesktop.org, to Sun and HP for providing the x.org/freedesktop.org hardware, and to Sun and others who have provided generous financial sponsorship and in-kind support.

Our thanks also go to the contributors to the X Window System technology over the years. Many of these are acknowledged in previous distribution release notes.

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This license has been selected to ease documentation sharing with the xserver source code.