X server 1.6 release schedule

Adam Jackson ajax at nwnk.net
Tue Nov 18 11:42:30 PST 2008

On Fri, 2008-11-14 at 13:13 -0800, Keith Packard wrote:
> I volunteered to manage an X server 1.6 release, tentatively scheduled
> for the end of the year (yes, this year, 2008). This release will
> include DRI2 and RandR 1.3 support. I'd like to know how much of the new
> Xinput stuff will be ready in time.

Can we define what RANDR 1.3 means?  I think we're largely in agreement
but I'd like it written down.

> Here's a proposed schedule of events:
> Cut a release branch, do a -RC1 release:	11/24
> Track remaining work on scheduled features,
> cherry-picking commits from master. Cut -RC2	12/8
> Stop accepting new code, focus on bug fixing.
> Cut -RC3					12/22
> Update documentation, mark known bugs, build
> packages and ship final	bits.			1/5

Sounds like a busy holiday, but since it's not _my_ busy holiday, I
don't mind at all.

There is still one major bugfix that was only ever applied to 1.5 branch
and not master: 

commit 7822a3d05f935cca3bfa47d15d961596652ecfca
Author: Adam Jackson <ajax at redhat.com>
Date:   Tue Jun 17 16:10:51 2008 -0400

    XAA: Disable offscreen pixmaps by default.

    Say Option "XaaOffscreenPixmaps" to turn them back on.
    Apropos of bugs #13795 and #15098.  Not yet applied to master as this wants
    a proper solution someday, but then, those bugs aren't closed yet either.

Other than that I think the fixes in 1.5.x are a strict subset of what's
in master.  I'll probably wind down the 1.5 series with one last release
when 1.6.0 goes out.

- ajax
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