Adding more features or more stability to the next release ? / was: Re: [Xorg] Next X.Org Foundation release plan

Roland Mainz roland.mainz at
Mon Jul 12 19:22:11 PDT 2004

Kevin E Martin wrote:
> On today's release wranglers call, the group discussed plans for having
> the next X.Org Foundation release by August 25th.  The primary new
> features planned for this release are three new extensions: Damage,
> XFixes and Composite.

I am not sure whether "Composite" is ready. It seems there is still lots
of work todo and IMHO the next release should focus on _stability_, not
on a giant set of new features which don't work on many platforms or
with certain extensions (for example "SHAPE" vs. "Composite").
Lots of libraries and other stuff has been added or updated since
X11R6.7.0 and it may be better to ship a stabilised version of the
current tree as X11R6.7.1 and then think about adding new features (like
"Composite") step-by-step. Small steps, please... :)

BTW: This reminds me to say that nearly one third of the platforms which
should be supported by the Xorg tree in _theory_ do not work: For
example MacOSX and SCO do not build... and don't even ask about the
status of the AIX platform.
And the tinderbox at currently is a
NO-OP and noone seems to care even when it is building... ;-(



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