[ANNOUNCE] X11R7.3 released

Eric Anholt eric at anholt.net
Thu Sep 6 03:12:44 PDT 2007

I believe all the necessary pieces are in place (except for the extras/
directory of 3rd-party dependencies), and X11R7.3 is now released.  See
http://wiki.x.org/wiki/Releases/7.3 for information on this release, but
I'll paste the release notes here:

X Window System Release 7.3

The X11R7.3 release incorporates the 1.4 version of the X.Org X Server, which
is most notable for the addition of input hotplugging support, with device
detection managed either through HAL or a dbus-connected manager.

Also new in the X Server since X11R7.2 is the 1.2 version of the RandR
extension, which allows for runtime configuration of outputs within X Screens
and an improved static configuration system for multihead in a RandR 1.2

This release also rolls in a new driver, xf86-video-vermilion, and re-adds
the xf86-video-glide driver which had been present in the monolithic releases.
The xbacklight command-line tool is also added for configuring backlight
properties through RandR 1.2.  Other modules have also gone through the usual
host of updates and bugfixes as well.

See http://wiki.x.org/wiki/Releases/7.3 for a list of modules updated in
this release.

Not all bugs could be fixed in time for this release, and the following known
issues are regrettably left in at this time, to be remedied in later point
releases of the modules involved:

Bug #7248:  Multiple PCI domains no longer work on Linux.  This has been
    	    present since the 1.3 server, at least.  It is expected to be
	    fixed on master (to be server 1.5), and a minimal fix may be
	    backported when that happens.
Bug #7512:  Memory leak with GLX pixmaps.  This couldn't get tracked down
    	    in time for release.
Bug #11796: Two-color cursors misrendered on big-endian systems.  The problem
    	    was not fully understood at time of release, and the interim fix
	    was not included.
Bug #11802: When the appropriate input driver is not found for static
    	    configuration, the server may crash.
Bug #12055: Server crash with compiz.  Reporter didn't have time to follow up.
Bug #12145: In traditional (multi-Screen) multihead mode, the cursor may be
    	    stuck on one of the heads.  This is a bug in evdev which may also
	    exist in other input drivers, and will be fixed in upcoming point
Bug #12286: Bug in libwfb, which arrived too late to make it in.
bug #12291: Failure in an error path of the new input code may lead to
    	    server crashes during server exit.  This should have made it in,
	    and was an oversight.
Eric Anholt                             anholt at FreeBSD.org
eric at anholt.net                         eric.anholt at intel.com

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