[ubuntu-x] State of X at Alpha-2

Thomas Jaeger thjaeger at gmail.com
Wed Jun 10 00:34:37 BST 2009

Bryce Harrington wrote:
> Aside from KMS, the big new feature of X.org this go-around is Xi2.
> Could someone with a better pulse on Xi2 thanI share some thoughts about
> its stability, what sorts of testing we should request users do (if
> any), and any regressions we should be on the lookout for?

I've been running an XI2 X server for a couple of weeks, and it seems to
already be working very well at this point.  It's reasonably stable (I
can still get crashes using crazy test programs, but nothing you'll see
during normal operation).  There's still a few bugs around (such as not
being able to use Super as a modifier), but nothing critical.  The XI2
interface hasn't fully settled yet (I definitely expect minor changes as
Peter is writing his tutorials), but we probably won't see any big
changes there.

The most likely source of regressions will probably be changes in XI1
behavior, such as device grabs detaching the devices now.  This will
break certain XI1-aware applications like gimp (according to Peter, I've
never tested this myself), so we'll need to make sure that the
applications get fixed in time.


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