[ANN] X11R6.8.2 Release Candidate 2 is out!

Roland Mainz roland.mainz at nrubsig.org
Thu Jan 13 02:27:43 PST 2005

  X11R6.8.2 Release Candidate 2 (RC2) of the X Window System
         X.Org Foundation Releases Maintaince Update
            For X Window System Version X11R6.8.x

The second release candidate for X11R6.8.2 is ready for testing.  The
upcoming X11R6.8.2 release is intended to be a stable bug fix release
and we would very much appreciate your help to build and test this
release candidate.  Please report any problems you find in Xorg's
bugzilla (https://bugs.freedesktop.org/enter_bug.cgi?product=xorg).

This release candidate is currently labeled "experimental" and is only
made available for testing and evaluation purposes.

* Notes for testers:
- Various drivers, modules and other infrastructure got
  significant updates and need to be thoroughly tested by the
  community, including:
  - "radeon" video driver
  - "nv" (nvidia) video driver
  - ATI Rage128 video driver
  - "neomagic" video driver
  - Postscript print driver
  - Mesa (OpenGL) update to release 6.2
  - libXpm security update (CAN-2004-0914)
  ... and many many other things...

- The full changelog for the X11R6.8.x stable branch can be found under

- The X11R6.8.2 RC2 source code can be obtained as follows:
  - Source tarball is available from
  md5 checksum for "xorg-x11-" is

  - Anonymous CVS:
  % export CVSROOT=:pserver:anoncvs at cvs.freedesktop.org:/cvs/xorg
  % cvs -z6 checkout -r XORG-6_8_1_902 xc

  - For people with SSH access to the CVS repository:
  % export CVSROOT=:ext:foobar at cvs.freedesktop.org:/cvs/xorg
  % export CVS_RSH=ssh
  % cvs -z6 checkout -r XORG-6_8_1_902 xc

- Next step is to get the RC3 out after the remaining patches in the
approval queue (see
have been approved in this friday's Xorg release wranglers phone call.

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