The X.Org Foundation released 7.2.0 (aka X11R7.2) on February 15th, 2007.

This is no longer the current release. For information about the current release, please see Releases/latest.


  • Autoconfiguration: The X server can now start without an xorg.conf file in most cases.
  • GL compositing managers: A number of improvements were merged that better enable the use of GL-based compositing managers such as Compiz and Beryl.
  • i965: Intel i965 chipsets (aka X3000) are supported in this release.
  • ?XACE: The XACE security framework has been merged, allowing the development of new, extensible, security models.
  • XCB: XCB is part of the 7.2 release, including libX11 based on XCB for its transport.
  • xdm: Among other improvements, xdm now supports PAM, for better authentication.


You can download 7.2.0 from either a mirror, or the master site.


Due to bugs in the documentation toolchain, documentation for this release is not available online at the moment. The press release is available.