Xorg Version numbers

John Ettedgui john.ettedgui at gmail.com
Fri Aug 8 14:23:47 PDT 2008

Xorg is the 'big' project and 7.3 is its current stable version.

1.4.2 and such is likely to be the xserver's version. The xserver is
part of Xorg but is not Xorg as a whole.
Each part (or component of Xorg) has it own version, but it is true
that it is not very clear (espacialy things like xserver 1.4 for Xorg
7.3, and xserver 1.5 for Xorg 7.4).

On Fri, Aug 8, 2008 at 1:55 PM,  <fossks at cox.net> wrote:
> I apologize for asking such as basic question but could someone clarify the version numbering system used within Xorg.
> I've been the Xorg website where it states that 7.3 is the current version.  I've ran across a number of sites where they are using numbers now like 1.4.2,, 1.3, etc.   It doesn't seem to match.
> And when I thought it couldn't get more confusing, I found xorg input driver modules like evo_drv.so that give errors when they are used because they were compiled against 4.3.99 when the driver vendor states they support Xorg versions 7.2 and earlier.
> Major sites like Distrowatch use all of these numbers so I would really like to get it cleared up from the people who should know.
> Thanks.
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