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Old 7th April 2010
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Default X Server 1.8 with new configuration mechanisms

From http://www.h-online.com/open/news/it...ms-970683.html

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Intel employee and X veteran Keith Packard has recently released version 1.8.0 of X.org's X Server. Like all versions of X Server released in the past few years, the new version usually auto-configures a system's graphics hardware and input devices, which allows it to function without any configuration file at all on many systems.

If manual configuration does become necessary, however, the new X Server can now assemble the configuration from individual files stored in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/; this is designed to offer a more flexible and less error-prone configuration procedure to distributors, third-party driver vendors and users.
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The changes in release practices sounds nice. At this rate of change, I think we're going to see version 2.0 sooner then would've been expected 2 or 3 years ago lol.
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The best change is: hal is history. Rest in peace :-)
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The best change is: hal is history. Rest in peace :-)
Yeah, but DeviceKIT is coming all the way, it will now use udev for that.

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The new version detects and implements input devices under Linux directly via udev.
... also, I have used X11 without HAL shit for quite a long time, so its removal does not mean anything for me
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Well, but at least there is already a BSD-port of devicekit ;-)

http://www.marcuscom.com:8080/cgi-bi...viceKit-power/
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Great, another Linuxism in the BSD world

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It seems in the end Linux is the winner ...
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It seems in the end Linux is the winner ...
So this particular point in time is "the end"?
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In German "am Ende" stands for, usually after considering some arguments, or in this case some events, a final conclusion or outcome.

I may be wrong but I suspect that this is what Oliver meant, not an end of a time frame
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Yeah, people use that as a statement of finality.. or a predicted finality.
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In German "am Ende" stands for, usually after considering some arguments, or in this case some events, a final conclusion or outcome.

I may be wrong but I suspect that this is what Oliver meant, not an end of a time frame
Yes, exactly it's similar to "finally".
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