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#1 2021-10-27 12:27:39

Altoid
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xorg-server 21.1.0 - Final release

Hello:

Good news ...
Just received this in my inbox.

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This is the final release of X server 21.1. There has been just one fix since
the second RC and at this time there are no known regressions since the 1.20
release series.

I expect that increased usage after the final release may still uncover
something interesting, so there is a potential for subsequent 21.1.1 patch
being released in the coming weeks rather than after the usual interval of
several months.

Notable changes since 1.20 include:

  - The meson support is now fully mature. While autotools support will still be
  kept for this release series, it will be dropped afterwards.

  - Glamor support for Xvfb.

  - Variable refresh rate support in the modesetting driver.

  - XInput 2.4 support which adds touchpad gestures.
 
  - DMX DDX has been removed.
 
  - X server now correctly reports display DPI in more cases. This may affect
  rendering of client applications that have their own workarounds for hi-DPI
  screens.

  - A large number of small features and various bug fixes.

Note that since 21.1 series XWayland is released separately and thus this
release does not include it.

--- snip ---

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git tag: xorg-server-21.1.0

https://xorg.freedesktop.org/archive/in … 1.0.tar.gz
https://xorg.freedesktop.org/archive/in … 1.0.tar.gz

Best,

A.

Last edited by Altoid (2021-10-27 12:28:13)

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#2 2021-11-07 00:43:10

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Re: xorg-server 21.1.0 - Final release

Hello:

Just received this in my inbox.

--- snip ---

This release fixes two relatively important issues that slipped into 21.1.0.

Jon Turney (1):
       s/__/@/ in inputtestdrv manpage

Matthieu Herrb (1):
       Make xf86CompatOutput() return NULL when there are no privates

Povilas Kanapickas (2):
       Makefile.am: Add missing meson build files to release tarball
       xserver 21.1.1

git tag: xorg-server-21.1.1

https://xorg.freedesktop.org/archive/in … 1.1.tar.gz
PGP:  https://xorg.freedesktop.org/archive/in … tar.gz.sig

--- snip ---

As you can see, xorg-server is indeed alive and well.
Here's hoping Debian picks it up soon.

Kudos to Povilas Kanapickas!

Best,

A.

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#3 2021-11-07 08:41:49

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Re: xorg-server 21.1.0 - Final release

Arch have it in their [staging] repository already:

https://archlinux.org/packages/staging/ … rg-server/


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#4 2021-11-09 13:08:18

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Re: xorg-server 21.1.0 - Final release

Trying out the new version now and there's a pretty serious regression in respect of DPI:

2021-11-09-130446-1920x1080-scrot.png

All earlier versions default to 96DPI, which is technically incorrect but workable. The new version uses the "correct" DPI and breaks scaling for the desktop. Nice.

EDIT: see also https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=271094

Last edited by Head_on_a_Stick (2021-11-09 13:09:44)


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#5 2021-11-09 15:24:12

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Re: xorg-server 21.1.0 - Final release

Hello:

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

Trying out the new version ...
... pretty serious regression ...

Haven't tried it yet.
But I've seen that regressions are not something unheard of.
More so in recently <resurrected | previously declared abandoned> | <dead> software. 

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

... new version uses the "correct" DPI and breaks scaling ...
Nice.

Hmmm ...
Bummer.

You may want to consider giving Kanapickas a (well deserved) hand and report the bug in as much detail as possible.

https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/xorg/xserver/-/issues

I'm sure he'll appreciate your input and see to get it straightened out soon enough.
And all will be well again. 8^D

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A.

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#6 2021-11-09 20:29:08

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Re: xorg-server 21.1.0 - Final release

Altoid wrote:

You may want to consider giving Kanapickas a (well deserved) hand and report the bug in as much detail as possible.

It's not a bug. The behaviour is intended and listed in your OP. The problem now is that all applications that have applied hacks to correct X's wrong DPI setting now have to be changed to remove the various fixes. Good luck with that...

And anyway I won't use X because it's obsolete. Wayland is better in every respect (IMO).

Last edited by Head_on_a_Stick (2021-11-09 20:29:30)


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#7 2021-11-10 20:35:14

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Re: xorg-server 21.1.0 - Final release

I recall this thread.

"better in every respect"?  Maybe impossible if your arch install was anything to go by :-)

https://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php … 98#p736198

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#8 2021-11-10 21:07:54

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Re: xorg-server 21.1.0 - Final release

Kelsoo wrote:

Maybe impossible if your arch install was anything to go by

You try running your super light X desktop on a machine with 16GiB of RAM and see how much is used. Even in Dragora big_smile

EDIT: to keep this vaguely on topic here's the fix for the DPI "issue" with the new Xorg version:

xrandr --dpi 96

^ Put that line in the desktop startup file (~/.xsessionrc is probably best) to return to the old "broken" DPI and fix scaling for all applications.

Last edited by Head_on_a_Stick (2021-11-10 21:11:19)


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#9 2021-11-11 07:10:26

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Re: xorg-server 21.1.0 - Final release

Upstream have decided to revert the DPI "fix". Nice.


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