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

TODO

These have been discussed, but are not yet integrated to the source repos, and may or may not make the release:

  • Video driver hotplugging
  • Add xf86-video-nested, xf86-video-modesetting 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
  • Add Solaris Trusted Extensions security module which uses XACE (AlanCoopersmith).

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.

Schedule

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