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[vox] [fwd] X.Org Foundation Announces X11R6.8 Release

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Date: Fri, 10 Sep 2004 16:56:04 -0700
From: Sphinx
Subject: [Lug-nuts] X.Org Foundation Announces X11R6.8 Release

      The X.Org Foundation Release Officially Introduces 
                State of the Art Technologies to 
                      the X Window System

Brookline MA, September 9, 2004 - The X.Org Foundation today announced the 
second release of the X Window System since the formation of the Foundation 
in January of this year.

The new X.Org release, called X Window System Version 11, Release 6.8 
(X11R6.8) builds on the work of X.org X11R6.7 released in April.  X11R6.8 
combines the latest developments from many people and companies working 
with the X Window System and an open X.Org Foundation Release Team. The X 
Window System X11R6.8 release can be found at ftp://www.x.org/pub and at 
mirror-sites worldwide.

About this Release:

In response to user and application developer demand, X.Org's X11R6.8 
brings forward widely anticipated fundamental facilities through this 
release. They include the first official X Window System Release support 

        - Translucent windows
        - Window animation, window decorations like shadows
        - Support for accessibility applications
        - Support for 3D immersive user environments like Looking Glass(1) 
                and Croquet(2)
        - Support for large scale display walls using DMX(3)

These new facilities, some of which are still considered experimental, and 
so not enabled by default, have been under development for several years. 
Once completed and deployed, they will enable X Window System desktop 
projects, such as Gnome and KDE, to greatly extend their visual user 
interface vocabulary while still ensuring uncompromised support for 
existing applications, even surpassing current state of the art in 
competing window systems. 

These facilities will enable easy implementation of thumbnailing, screen 
magnifiers for accessibility, translucent windows, menus, drop shadows, and 
even integration of conventional applications into 3D immersive 
environments. They are the result of open collaboration within the 
freedesktop.org community, desktop projects, and the X Window System user 
and developer communities. For some illustrations visit 

Features also included in this release are updates and fixes to: FreeType2, 
Xprint, Xaw ( new PrintShell class), Mesa, DRI, driver rotation support, 
Render ( New Trapezoid Extension ), many driver updates, and a broad range 
of fixes and enhancements

bagged the binaries from:
for i in 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
wget ftp://ftp.x.org/pub//X11R6.8.0/tars/X11R6.8.0-src${i}.tar.gz

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