X.Org continues to develop and release the X Window System software components.

These are released individually as each component is ready, without waiting for a overall X Window System “katamari” release schedule - see the individual X.Org releases directory for downloads, and the xorg-announce archives or git repositories for details on included changes.

No release plan for a X11R7.8 rollup katamari release has been proposed yet.

Features Added/Enhanced

Features Removed


These have been discussed, but are not yet integrated to the source repos, and may or may not happen (either for this release or in the future):

  • Video driver hotplugging
  • Add xf86-video-nested to the katamari driver set
  • Replace Xephyr, Xvfb, Xnest, Xfake, etc. with Xorg using xf86-video-dummy and xf86-video-nested
  • Documentation: Further integration across doc sets. Docs from Book Sprint.
  • Referee DoubleBuffer vs. libfb/Composite

There are also a number of items on the ToDo list waiting for someone to pick up the work, but those are less likely to make the release without anyone actively working on them.


  • TBD (Someone needs to volunteer to be release manager before any release plans can be made.)