X11R7.6 development is complete: the final release has been posted. (See the announcement for further details.)

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

Features Added/Enhanced

  • XCB included in the katamari, required by libX11 1.4 and some clients.
  • Xorg server 1.8 changes, including new input hotplugging and configuration framework
  • Xorg server 1.9 changes
  • Documentation: Most protocol & API docs moved from xorg-docs into individual proto/library modules, converted from legacy formats to DocBook/XML where possible.
  • Massive amounts of configure.ac/Makefile.am cleanup & improvement. Lots of previously duplicated bits moved to xorg-macros (requiring recent xorg-macros versions when we build the tarballs, but unless you autoreconf that shouldn't affect people building from tarballs).
  • Most of the COPYING file stubs have been replaced with actual copies of the copyright & license notices for easier packaging by distributors who provide such notices in their packages.

Features Removed


  • RC1: 11 November 2010
  • Final Release: 20 December 2010