[ubuntu-x] Karmic status

Bryce Harrington bryce at canonical.com
Wed Jul 29 17:37:44 BST 2009

Hi all,

Just wanted to give a quick update on where we are with X for karmic.

-intel has been going swimmingly.  The 2.8.x series has been amazingly
solid and we've been able to resolve a huge mess of bugs.  For the first
time in a long, long time, -intel is no longer the video driver with the
largest number of bug reports against it.  :-)

It is possible 2.9 will be out in time for us to include it in Karmic,
however at this point I'd be very comfortable shipping 2.8 given how
solid it is, and just pull in bug fixes from the 2.9 tree.  But we'll
keep an eye on developments and if 2.9 looks like a good opportunity we
can consider it later.

On -ati, most of the interesting work has been going on in the
xorg-edgers PPA and the kernel team.  Over the next few weeks I'm hoping
to see much of this pulled into karmic, so we can work out any remaining
kinks in KMS testing for -ati.

xserver 1.7 is looking late.  Partly this was expected at the outset,
but I'd be more comfortable if we had a beta release we could include
for alpha-4.  If we don't, should we be focusing instead on 1.6.x?
I'd love to hear other people's thoughts here.


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