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Kernel-Log: New stable and developer kernel, Mesa 7.1 and X-Server 1.5 released

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The Linux stable series managers have released kernel versions, and, bringing numerous fixes and improvements from their preceding versions in the 2.6.25 and 2.6.26 series. was released to fix a problem only introduced in

After Mesa's developers published Mesa 7.1 at the end of August,'s developers were able to release X-Server 1.5; depending on your point of view, it's either six months or a year late. The new X server is a central part of 7.4 which is expected in the next week.

Intel developer Keith Packard has taken on the role of release manager for X Server 1.6, after the long delays in completing X Server 1.5 was slowed by Mesa delays, and he is already planning to publish 1.6 in a few months.

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