X.Org Foundation Releases X Window System X11R6.8.2

Leon Shiman leon at magic.shiman.com
Thu Feb 10 04:12:02 UTC 2005

               X11R6.8.2 Officially Released by X.Org
                  X.Org Foundation Releases Update 
               For X Window System Release X11R6.8.0

Brookline Massachusetts, February 9, 2005 - The X.Org Foundation today 
announced the fourth release of the X Window System since the formation of 
the Foundation in January of 2004.

The new X.Org release, called X Window System Version 11, Release 6.8.2 
(X11R6.8.2) builds on the work of X.org X11R6.8.0 and X11R6.8.1 released in 
2004.  X11R6.8.2 combines the latest developments from many people and 
companies working with the X Window System and an open X.Org Foundation 
Release Team. All Official X.Org Releases are available for download from 
ftp://www.x.org/pub and at mirror-sites world-wide.

About this Release:
The X11R6.8.2 release is intended to be a stable bug fix release
("Maintenance update") for the X11R6.8.0 and X11R6.8.1 X11 releases of
the Xorg Foundation, containing bug fixes, security updates and a
small set of new features, which include the following:

  - ATI R100 video driver
  - ATI "radeon" video driver
  - ATI Rage128 video driver
  - CYGWIN infrastructure update
  - DMX Library updates
  - Intel i810 video driver
  - libXpm security update (CAN-2004-0914)
  - Mesa (OpenGL) update to release 6.2
  - Fixes to the pseudocolor emulation layer (currently only used
  	by the Neomagic driver.)
  - "nv" (Nvidia) video driver
  - Postscript print driver
  - Xprint infrastructure update
Please refer to the X11R6.8.2 Release Notes at http://www.x.org for 
further details. The full list of changes between the initial X11R6.8.0 and 
this release can be found in the Changelog.

About participation and membership in X.Org:

Membership in the X.Org foundation is free and open to all participants. 
Active participants in the further development of the X Window System are
invited to visit: http://www.x.org/XOrg_Foundation_Membership.html to
complete a membership application. Participation in the Foundation's
Sponsor Group is also available to those who wish to financially
support the activities of the X.Org Foundation. Current Sponsors
include Hewlett Packard, Sun Microsystems, Hummingbird, IBM, Starnet 
Communications, WRQ, and Integrated Computer Solutions (ICS).

About the X.Org Foundation:

X.Org Foundation L.L.C. is a Delaware company organized to operate as
a scientific charity under IRS code 501(c)(3), chartered to develop
and execute effective strategies that provide worldwide stewardship of
the X Window System technology and standards. The group is currently
managed by its Board of Directors that includes: Stuart Anderson (Free
Standards Group), Egbert Eich (Novell), Jim Gettys (HP), Stuart
Kreitman (SUN Microsystems), Kevin Martin (Red Hat), Jim McQuillan
(Linux Terminal Server Project), Keith Packard (HP), and Leon Shiman
(Shiman Associates). The website for the X.Org Foundation can be
found at http://www.x.org/.

About Community Participation:

This release was built on X11R6.8.0 by the direct contributions of 66 
developers, with the support of X.Org's Release Wranglers. Names of all 
contributors can be found in the Release Notes.

About The X Window System:

The X Window System provides the only common networked windowing
environment bridging the heterogeneous platforms in today's
computing. The X Window System is one of the most successful
open-source, collaborative technologies developed to date and is the
standard graphical window system for the Linux® and UNIX® operating
systems. The inherent independence of the X Window System from the
operating system, the network and the hardware, as well as its
successful interoperability, have made it widely available and
deployed with more than 30 million users worldwide. All major hardware
vendors support the X Window System and many third parties provide
technologies for integrating X Window System applications into the
networked computer or personal computer environments including
Microsoft Windows®, UNIX, Linux and Mac OS® X. Further, thousands of
software developers provide X Window System applications, and with the
continued growth of Linux and the emergence of Mac OS X, the number of
users is growing rapidly.

Notes to Editors:

(1) Distributed Multihead X Project: http://dmx.sourceforge.net/
(2) The Mesa 3D Graphics Library: http://www.mesa3d.org
(3) The Xprint Project: http://xprint.mozdev.org/

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the US and other countries.  LINUX is a registered trademark of Linus
Torvalds.  Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft
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registered trademark of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the
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the registered owners.

For questions, please contact: Leon Shiman, Secretary, X.Org Foundation, at:

Shiman Associates Inc
leon at shiman.com

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