Bug 999 - Release notes for X11R6.8.{0,1} X.Org release
Summary: Release notes for X11R6.8.{0,1} X.Org release
Alias: None
Product: xorg
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Documentation (show other bugs)
Version: git
Hardware: All All
: high normal
Assignee: Xorg Project Team
QA Contact:
Depends on: 306 1061 1072 1099 1126 1183
Blocks: 351
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Reported: 2004-08-06 12:02 UTC by Kevin E. Martin
Modified: 2004-10-22 01:11 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

See Also:
i915 platform:
i915 features:

features + credit list (3.86 KB, text/plain)
2004-08-18 08:50 UTC, Søren Sandmann Pedersen
no flags Details
xorg release notes (9.36 KB, text/html)
2004-08-18 13:51 UTC, Diego Calleja
no flags Details
xorg release notes (9.36 KB, text/html)
2004-08-18 13:57 UTC, Diego Calleja
no flags Details

Description Kevin E. Martin 2004-08-06 12:02:41 UTC
This bug is a placeholder for all bug fixes that need to be documented for the
next release.  When a bug fix is applied that should be documented in the
release notes, please move it from blocking the release bug to blocking this
documentation bug.
Comment 1 Diego Calleja 2004-08-12 06:39:07 UTC
This seems the kind of thing where a non-coder can help. What's exactly needed?
Comment 2 Thomas Winischhofer 2004-08-16 17:54:16 UTC
Whoever takes on this, this is my share for 6.8:

  SiS driver updates include 
    - output device hotplugging
    - lots of fixes for 661, 741, 760
    - extended interface for SiSCtrl
    - extended LCD handling (allow more modes)
    - HDTV support (480p, 480i, 720p. 1080i; 315/330 series)
    - Added video blitter Xv adapter (315/330 series)
    - extended RENDER acceleration
Comment 3 Søren Sandmann Pedersen 2004-08-17 06:40:55 UTC
I am going over the ChangeLogs and documentationl new features and producing a
list of people who should be credited
Comment 4 Alex Deucher 2004-08-18 07:19:55 UTC
Here's a quick list of the updated for other drivers:

Radeon driver updates:
 - Merged Framebuffer support (dualhead with DRI)
 - DynamicClocks option (reduced power usage)
 - Render acceleration (r100, r200 chips only)
 - Support for new ATI chips (R420/M18, R423, RV370/M22, RV380/M24, RS300)
 - DRI support for IGP chips
 - Xv gamma correction
 - Updated 3D drivers
 - Many other small fixes

Neomagic driver updates
 - Support for Xv on pre-nm2160 chips
 - Pseudocolor overlay mode
 - Improved support for lowres double scan modes

MGA driver updates
 - Support for DDC and DPMS on second head on G400
 - Updated 3D driver

i810 driver updates
 - Dualhead support (i830+)
 - i915 support
 - New 3D driver (i830+)

Savage driver updates
 - Pseudocolor overlay mode

S3 driver updates
 - Support for additional IBM RAMDACS

Chips driver update
 - Improved BE support
Comment 5 Søren Sandmann Pedersen 2004-08-18 08:50:02 UTC
Created attachment 666 [details]
features + credit list

Here is a list of features and people who should be credited.
Comment 6 Adam Jackson 2004-08-18 10:04:09 UTC
soeren, i've got a list of known dlloader issues at
Comment 7 Diego Calleja 2004-08-18 13:51:43 UTC
Created attachment 669 [details]
xorg release notes
Comment 8 Diego Calleja 2004-08-18 13:53:05 UTC
Ok, I've recollected everything I've found in that attached file (i hope I've
not forgotten anything) and put it into a short of web page. Is this the
direction desired for the release notes?

Comment 9 Diego Calleja 2004-08-18 13:57:05 UTC
Created attachment 670 [details]
xorg release notes

Ok, that was a b0rked one. Try this one instead
Comment 10 Jim Gettys 2004-08-18 13:59:55 UTC
Perhaps right now we should use the Wiki to prepare the release
notes, where everyone can edit them?

Also the "Caveats" section of
has some useful commentary.

Comment 11 Alex Deucher 2004-08-19 05:54:35 UTC
(In reply to comment #5)
> Created an attachment (id=666) [edit]
> features + credit list
> Here is a list of features and people who should be credited.

FYI...my name is spelled wrong.  It's Alex Deucher, not Alan.
Comment 12 Alex Deucher 2004-08-19 06:02:14 UTC
Something to add to the notes:

The gamma drm is deprecated and will be removed for the next release.
Comment 13 Søren Sandmann Pedersen 2004-08-19 10:07:19 UTC
I have updated 


with a the list of people and the new features. It's probably a good idea to use
the Wiki for the release notes.

Alex, sorry about the wrong name. It should be correct on the web page
Comment 14 Egbert Eich 2004-08-27 08:20:18 UTC
Changes to the release notes should be checked into the files directly
as discussed on the Friday, 8/27/2004 call.
This will ease the process of getting them ready as we don't expect that
they will be wrewritten from scratch.
Comment 15 Alex Deucher 2004-09-03 06:53:36 UTC
Whoops!  almost forgot:

- New driver: Voodoo (Alan Cox)
  Provides native (glide-less) acceleration and mode setup for voodoo/voodoo2 boards

Comment 16 Torrey T. Lyons 2004-09-03 17:01:16 UTC
Not sure where you want to put this in the RELNOTES as you don't have an OS Support Updates section 
yet, but here are the details for Mac OS X:

o Support dynamic screen configuration changes in rootless mode.
o Added option to always use Mac command key equivalents.
o Interpret scroll wheel mouse events correctly when shift is held down.
o Added trivial Xinput support.
o Fixed launch of X clients from Finder with a space in their path.
o Fixed some GLX rendering problems on Mac OS X 10.2 and earlier.
Comment 17 Kevin E. Martin 2004-09-03 17:23:33 UTC
I have updated the release notes for the items mentioned here (and that should
be in the release notes).  As discussed on the release call this morning (03
September 2004), the tree is now frozen and will be tagged for release shortly.
Comment 18 Alex Deucher 2004-09-29 09:21:27 UTC
should this be closed now that 6.8.0 is out?
Comment 19 Kevin E. Martin 2004-10-21 19:18:29 UTC
The remaining bugs that were blocking this one have been moved over to block the
next release.

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