Version numbers reported by various branches of X

Pavel Troller patrol at
Sat Mar 3 23:28:33 PST 2007

  I've just built something which I hope is server-1.3-branch. However, it
writes the following when started:

root at arcus:/usr/src/x/xorg7.1svn# X

This is a pre-release version of the X server from The X.Org Foundation.
It is not supported in any way.
Bugs may be filed in the bugzilla at
Select the "xorg" product for bugs you find in this release.
Before reporting bugs in pre-release versions please check the
latest version in the X.Org Foundation git repository.
See for git access instructions.

X Window System Version
Release Date: 21 December 2005
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release
Build Operating System: Linux 2.6.20-e x86_64
Current Operating System: Linux arcus 2.6.20-e #2 SMP PREEMPT Mon Feb 5 21:30:35 CET 2007 x86_64
Build Date: 04 March 2007

        Before reporting problems, check
        to make sure that you have the latest version.
etc. etc.

I know that master branch uses such a misleading versioning (7.2 is out but
this still reports as and is dated from 2005), but I think that it
would be good to modify the version string to be more clear what kind of 
xserver is currently running.

                              With regards, Pavel Troller

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