1. The numbering between windows + linux drivers are not related whatsoever I think
yes there is 2.6 to worry about
The next full release of XFree86 will be 4.4.0. The schedule for this release is:
* Feature freeze: 15 October 2003.
* Code freeze: 28 November 2003.
* Release date: 15 December 2003.
also there is opengl 1.5 to implement
and all the new cards released since the last release:
Operating System: Linux IA32
Release Date: July 28, 2003
I hope something has happened since then, tho I guess that at least something has happened:
Operating System: Linux AMD64
Release Date: September 23, 2003
do not expect anything before xfree 4.4 is released or 2.6.0 is released
and then add a few weeks I guess, if at all