X.org 7.7 release candidate
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The developers of X.org have provided the first release candidate of X.org 7.7 with multi-touch support and many other improvements.
Sixteen months after X.org 6.7 to the growing hopes of a speedy release of the official version 7.7. The team is planning the announcement According to the current test phase only corrections, updates and fixes to allow the documentation. Also, still waiting for the final version of some components. But it should not be long now until the release will 7.7.
One of the biggest improvements in X.org 7.7 is a comprehensive treatment of multi-touch events. In addition, applications can get the raw events from the input devices to follow to make a special treatment. Scroll events contain more detailed information, which can be a step looser scrolling better achieved.
There are now so-called fence-objects in the synchronization extension. They are used to synchronize the display output of a program with other promotions. So called pointers barriers that allow applications to restrict the movement of the cursor in a certain way. This innovation is especially on systems with multiple monitors allow for a more logical behavior of the applications.
X resources can now be queried better, which also contains information on the size. In the XCB libraries began to incorporate support for GLX and XKB. This work is still ongoing. The documentation has been updated significantly. The conversion to DocBook XML has been completed. It can now be placed cross-references between documents. The documentation is also available online to read.
Other changes relate to the new version of numerous extensions and improvements to the drivers and fixes. Details are in the release notes to find.
Since version 7.0, X.org X11 is a free implementation of modular design and can compile itself using the GNU Autotools. It consists of a number of independent modules that are maintained separately by the developers and developed. The new version is in the source code from the server the project can be downloaded or one of many mirrors.