Re: [ANNOUNCE] xorg-server 1.12.0

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On Thu, Mar 08, 2012 at 01:04:40PM -0500, Adam Jackson wrote:
> On Wed, 2012-03-07 at 13:35 -0700, Jonathan Corbet wrote:
> > Hey, Keith,
> > 
> > A question:
> > 
> > > Here's the final 1.12 release. Thanks to every for contributing new features,
> > > bug fixes, documentation and testing.
> > 
> > Is there anything resembling release notes or a feature list for releases
> > like this?  It would be a lot easier for us to call them out if such a
> > thing were available...
> There really should be, shouldn't there.
> Notable changes since 1.11.0, in my opinion, from a quick glance over
> the git log:
> * udev/systemd-based multiseat support (things like Plugable USB gadgets
> Just Work)
> * DRI2 enhancements for low memory and better triple-buffering
> * Better smooth scrolling (internally using doubles, etc)

technically we've been using doubles/floats internally before, just in a
rather weird way.

The visible smooth scrolling change is XI 2.1 support for smooth scrolling
events, so clients now get valuator information instead/in addition to
button click events for scroll data.


> * Driver support for RANDR rotation (instead of requiring a shadow
> buffer)
> * Multitouch support (XI 2.2)

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