X11R6.8.2 Release Candidate 1 (RC1) of the X Window System
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X.Org Foundation Releases Maintaince Update
For X Window System Version X11R6.8.x

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Brookline MA, December 17, 2004 - The X.Org Foundation today
announced the first release candidate (RC1) of the upcoming
X11R6.8.2 release for the X Window System, which contains
various updates for the X11R6.8.x release series of X11.

This release candidate is currently labeled "experimental" and
is only made available for testing and evaluation purposes.

* Notes for testers:
- Various drivers, modules and other infrastructure got
significant updates and need to be thoroughly tested by the
community, including:
- "radeon" video driver
- "nv" (nvidia) video driver
- ATI Rage128 video driver
- Postscript print driver
- Mesa (OpenGL) update to release 6.2
- libXpm security update (CAN-2004-0914)
... and many many other things...

- The full changelog for the X11R6.8.x stable branch can be
found under
http://cvs.freedesktop.org/xorg/xc/C...ranch&view=log

- Building on Solaris/SPARC with Sun Workshop/Forte is
currently broken. This issue has been reported in bugzilla
as https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2096

- Building with gcc 2.96 may not work:

http://lists.freedesktop.org/piperma...er/001587.html

- The X11R6.8.2 RC1 source code can be obtained via the following
way:
- Anonymous CVS:
% export CVSROOT=server:anoncvs@cvs.freedesktop.org:/cvs/xorg
% cvs -z6 checkout -r XORG-6_8_1_901 xc

- For people with SSH access to the CVS repository:
% export CVSROOT=:ext:foobar@cvs.freedesktop.org:/cvs/xorg
% export CVS_RSH=ssh
% cvs -z6 checkout -r XORG-6_8_1_901 xc

- Next step is to get the RC2 out as soon as the both known
build failure issues (bug 2096 and the gcc 2.96 problem) have
been fixed.

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