May 22, 2006

X.Org Foundation releases X11R7.1, 1st Modular source code roll-up release of X Window System

Brookline, Massachusetts, May 22 2006 --- Five months after release of X11R7.0,
the modularized and autotooled release of the MIT ("X") Licensed X Window
System source code, the X.Org Foundation has issued its first modular
roll-up release.

X11R7.1 supports Linux, Solaris, and BSD systems. It includes important new
server and driver features for embedded systems, 64 bit platforms, enhanced
operating system support, and accelerated indirect GLX support. It most
importantly demonstrates to developers and industry immediate benefits of
modularization.

The full source code is free and available from ftp.X.Org and mirror sites
worldwide (see http://wiki.x.org/Mirrors).For a complete list of features in
the new release and the contributors, please visit:
http://ftp.x.org/pub/X11R7.1/ .

The X Window System is distributed under the MIT ("X") License by the X.Org
Foundation LLC. All X Window System Releases are the work of volunteer
contributors.

All X11R7.0 derivative ("modularized") releases divide the source code into
logically distinct modules, separately developed, built, and maintained by
the community of X.Org developers. This concentrates and accelerates
development time, supporting continuous modification, testing, and
publication of each module.The new modular format offers focused
development, and rapid and independent updates and distribution of tested
modular components as they are ready, freed from the biennial maintenance
release timetable. These changes in source code management, giving openness
and transparency to the source code base and employing current technology,
invite a new generation of developers to contribute, building on the long
tradition of the X Window System.

Twice yearly, roll-up releases collect and publish a new reference source
code version. X11R7.1 is the first of these regular releases, demonstrating
the success of the new development environment. The last monolithic tree
released, X11R6.9.0, will continue to be be supported with security patches,
as are all past X.Org Foundation releases, while new feature development is
concentrated on the X11R7.* modular code base.

Membership is free and open to contributors. Sponsorship is encouraged to
support the global activities of the X.Org Foundation. Current X.Org
Sponsors include Sun Microsystems, HP, IBM, StarNet Communications,
AttachmateWRQ, Hummingbird, and Integrated Computer Solutions Incorporated
[ICS].* Information concerning organization, activities, and mailing lists
can be found at http://www.X.Org.

In continuous use for over 20 years, the X Window System provides the only
standard platform-independent networked graphical window system bridging the
heterogeneous platforms in today's enterprise: from network servers to
desktops, thin clients, laptops, embedded systems, and hand-helds,
independent of operating system and hardware.

* LINUX is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. "Solaris" is a
trademark of Sun Microsystems. Company names are trademarks of their
registered owners.

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