Go Back   nV News Forums > Linux Support Forums > NVIDIA Linux

Newegg Daily Deals

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-07-04, 02:15 PM   #1
dpw2atox
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 170
Default Xorg X11R6.7 has been released

Well today Xorg released X11R6.7 which is a fork of the well known XFree86 project. It was forked specifically at 4.4.0-rc2 and contains all updates which are not a part of the 1.1 license XFree86 now uses. Amoung these differences Xorg also updated Fontconfig, Freetype, the render extension and render library, as well as many other minior changes such as binary support for both Xorg and XFree86 modules. The full changelog can be viewed here at "http://freedesktop.org/~xorg/X11R6.7.0/doc/RELNOTES3.html#3" and I think that everyone which is able to should try and support this project. Xorg has also stated that they plan on making another 1 to 2 releases this year which I find very exciting. Before with XFree86 we would typically wait roughly 1 year or so between releases and by the time a release was offered many parts of X were very outdated and the lack of new features and patch acceptance also is a big deterrant to X. Now with Xorg they are trying to make a few very good releases every year, keep X using fairly recent software as well as add new features to improve the performance of X and openly accept developers and patches. With all these new changes I feel that Xorg will create a much better xserver for everyone.
dpw2atox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-04, 04:53 PM   #2
SuLinUX
 
SuLinUX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: UK
Posts: 847
Default Re: Xorg X11R6.7 has been released

Distros like SuSE have there own version of Xfree86 which is much better than your normal xfree86, upgrading to xorg can give you worse fonts. I would hightly recommend SuSE uses stay with there version of Xfree86 or wait until 9.1 is released.
__________________
AthlonXP 2600+ / nForce2 Asus A7N8X-X / PNY GeForce FX5900 Ultra / 1024Mb Samsung Ram /nForce Sound / Hansol 920D Plus 19" monitor / Lite-On 32x12x40 / 2x Maxtor HD 40Gb/80Gb / nVidia 7174 driver / Gnome 2.10.1 / Kernel 2.6.11.9 / Slackware 10.0
SuLinUX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-04, 08:58 PM   #3
skamp
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 13
Default Re: Xorg X11R6.7 has been released

Just a note to say that I'm running X11R6.7.0 right now, and the drivers are working just fine. Installing them for X11R6.7.0 was no different than it was for XFree86 4.4.0.
skamp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-04, 09:49 AM   #4
GlaDiaC
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: south germany
Posts: 13
Default Re: Xorg X11R6.7 has been released

Quote:
Originally Posted by SuLinUX
Distros like SuSE have there own version of Xfree86 which is much better than your normal xfree86, upgrading to xorg can give you worse fonts. I would hightly recommend SuSE uses stay with there version of Xfree86 or wait until 9.1 is released.
ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/sup...8/i386/suse90/
__________________
linuX-gamers.net - GET CONNECTED

cybernetic synapses
GlaDiaC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-04, 02:27 PM   #5
SuLinUX
 
SuLinUX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: UK
Posts: 847
Default Re: Xorg X11R6.7 has been released

Quote:
Originally Posted by GlaDiaC
That would be fine but use at your own risk.
__________________
AthlonXP 2600+ / nForce2 Asus A7N8X-X / PNY GeForce FX5900 Ultra / 1024Mb Samsung Ram /nForce Sound / Hansol 920D Plus 19" monitor / Lite-On 32x12x40 / 2x Maxtor HD 40Gb/80Gb / nVidia 7174 driver / Gnome 2.10.1 / Kernel 2.6.11.9 / Slackware 10.0
SuLinUX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-04, 02:39 PM   #6
andyrock
Registered User
 
andyrock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: EU / Portugal
Posts: 110
Default Re: Xorg X11R6.7 has been released

I think that SUSE 9.1 (and SLES9) will have 4.4rc2 with some suse patches added.
9.2 will be based on X.org
__________________
AndyRock

--
1. Toshiba M30-742 | Centrino/Pentium-M 1700mhz | Geforce FX 5200Go
2. Celeron (Tualatin) 1400mhz | Geforce Ti 4800SE
andyrock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-04, 02:42 PM   #7
CrLf
Linux Power!
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Lisbon, Portugal, E.U.
Posts: 61
Lightbulb nvidia should sponsor X.Org

Since this seems to be the beginning of a new era in X Window System development (an improvement I think), It would be nice to know if nvidia will be supporting X.Org, right now we are a bit in the dark.
I know that the current nvidia drivers work ok with X.org's Xserver but I'm talking about the future. It sure would be nice to see nvidia sponsoring X.org (maybe with its logo next to IBM's and Sun's on www.x.org).
__________________
Asus A7V8X (VIA KT400) + GeForce4 Ti 4200-8X
Fedora Core 2 - nvidia 6629
CrLf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-04, 03:48 PM   #8
dpw2atox
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 170
Default Re: Xorg X11R6.7 has been released

I feel that Nvidia will officially support xorg. If anything they may simply wait to see which version becomes the most used one and then adjust their drivers accordingly.
dpw2atox is offline   Reply With Quote

Old 04-08-04, 05:45 PM   #9
CrLf
Linux Power!
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Lisbon, Portugal, E.U.
Posts: 61
Default Re: Xorg X11R6.7 has been released

Quote:
Originally Posted by dpw2atox
I feel that Nvidia will officially support xorg. If anything they may simply wait to see which version becomes the most used one and then adjust their drivers accordingly.
I think that too. But an official sponsoring would also be good and, as X.Org claims to be a more open organization, nvidia could both reinforce the idea of the "brand to choose" on Linux, help drive innovation on the X Window System and calm down those who are afraid of nvidia dropping support for their favorite OS (the same people who repeatedly ask nvidia to opensource their drivers).
__________________
Asus A7V8X (VIA KT400) + GeForce4 Ti 4200-8X
Fedora Core 2 - nvidia 6629
CrLf is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Problems with 173.14.35 and xorg 1.12 joedoe NVIDIA Linux 4 07-09-12 02:11 PM
173.14.34 -- Xorg 1.12.1 & 1.11.4, glx module fails to load mereset NVIDIA Linux 17 06-10-12 01:24 AM
Xorg crash and system freeze l_r_mcglashan NVIDIA Linux 0 05-17-12 04:01 AM
Driver versions above 275.43 causing Xorg hangs with Quadro 130m ApeironTsuka NVIDIA Linux 2 05-13-12 03:42 PM
295.40 Drivers and Xorg 1:7.6+12 HIGH cpu usage norrland NVIDIA Linux 2 05-13-12 09:11 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:21 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 1998 - 2014, nV News.