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xorg-server 21.1.0 released

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This is the final release of X server 21.1. There has been just one fix since
the second RC and at this time there are no known regressions since the 1.20
release series.

I expect that increased usage after the final release may still uncover
something interesting, so there is a potential for subsequent 21.1.1 patch
being released in the coming weeks rather than after the usual interval of
several months.

Notable changes since 1.20 include:

  - The meson support is now fully mature. While autotools support will still be
  kept for this release series, it will be dropped afterwards.

  - Glamor support for Xvfb.

  - Variable refresh rate support in the modesetting driver.

  - XInput 2.4 support which adds touchpad gestures.
  
  - DMX DDX has been removed.
  
  - X server now correctly reports display DPI in more cases. This may affect
  rendering of client applications that have their own workarounds for hi-DPI
  screens.

  - A large number of small features and various bug fixes.

Note that since 21.1 series XWayland is released separately and thus this
release does not include it.

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Early Coverage of X.Org Server 21.1 Release

  • X.Org Server 21.1 is Here After More Than Three Years of Development

    More than three years after X.Org Server 1.20, released in May 2018, X.Org Server 21.1 finally has been released.

    The X.Org Server has a long history behind it. It’s the reference implementation of the X Window system first released in June 1984 by its author Robert W Scheifler at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

    X.Org Server is an open source and freely distributed implementation of the X Window System, provided by the X.Org Foundation. It’s part of the X.Org software, the popular X Window System used in many POSIX operating systems, including almost all Linux distributions.

  • X.Org Server 21.1 Released With Variable Rate Refresh In Modesetting Driver, Other Work - Phoronix

    X.Org Server 21.1 is now officially available as this first xorg-server update in three years and what began development as X.Org Server 1.21 prior to the versioning change.

    X.Org Server 21.1 brings GLAMOR acceleration for the Xvfb, Variable Rate Refresh (VRR / FreeSync / Adaptive-Sync) support within the generic xf86-video-modesetting driver assuming the underlying DRM/KMS kernel driver supports VRR, much better Meson build system support, X Input 2.4 is integrated that adds support for touchpad gestures, the DMX DDX (Distributed Multihead X) code has been removed, improved display DPI reporting, and a wide variety of other minor improvements and bug fixes.

X.Org 21.1.0 sees a release with Variable refresh rate support

  • X.Org 21.1.0 sees a release with Variable refresh rate support in the modesetting driver

    After three years without a full release, X.Org 21.1.0 has finally landed with new features and a lot of bug fixes. While the next-generation for all Linux systems will eventually be Wayland, plenty still default to to it.

    Developer Povilas Kanapickas announced the release on October 27, noting that they expect issues to come up once more people start using it with a 21.1.1 version patch being planned to arrive in the next few weeks rather than their usual time of a few months. For a reminder: XWayland, the project that ensures backwards compatibility with applications on Wayland is now released as its own thing.

By Microsoft Tim (Tim Anderson)

X.Org Server 21.1 Available

  • X.Org Server 21.1 Available

    After three and a half years since the last significant release formed release the X.Org Server 21.1 . Starting with the presented branch, a new issue numbering scheme has been put into operation, allowing you to immediately see how long ago this or that version was published. By analogy with the Mesa project, the first number of the version reflects the year, the second number indicates the serial number of the significant release for the year, and the third number is used to flag corrective updates.

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