Careful, Edgy may get xorg 7.1 real soon

Steven Willoughby steven.willoughby at
Wed Sep 20 17:51:53 BST 2006

Joseph Smidt wrote:
> For those of you running edgy:
>    Debian just uploaded xorg-7.1 into unstable yesterday and should be 
> getting
> it today.  Ubuntu often syncs Debian's efforts, which is why edgy may 
> not have
> received xorg-7.1 yet.  (As further evidence how closely Ubuntu mirrors
> Debian, the x-update a while ago which crashed Ubuntu was a result of
> accidentally uploading a Debian x-update intended for experimental but was
> mistakenly uploaded into unstable[1], which of course was not ready to be
> used.)
>    Anyways, I am letting you know this because, if they are going to merge
> xorg-7.1 from unstable it may happen in the next week or so, so be 
> careful.  I
> wouldn't want anyone to have their machines crash because they weren't
> prepared for the xorg transition.

It's been at 7.1 for quite a while already:

$ X -version

X Window System Version 7.1.1
Release Date: 12 May 2006
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 7.1.1

You were probably looking at the version number of the xorg metapackage:


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