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Release 1.6.2-1

Released: 08 Jul 2009 18:10:20 -0500
  • Always use an authorization cookie for internal clients (fixes clipboard integration in XDMCP sessions)
  • Ensure WM_STATE atom exists in multiwindow mode (fixes BadAtom errors with Solaris X clients)
  • Fix issue with X window menus sometimes appearing beneath the window which activated it
  • The -logverbose option now affects the verbosity of both the logfile and the console output [bug 10431]
  • Add timestamps to logfile messages [bug 10431]

Release 1.6.2-1

Released: 08 Jul 2009 18:10:20 -0500
  • Update to upstream version 1.6.2
  • Use bash login shell to execute commands started via the Xwin tray icon menu [bug 10351]


Released: 29 Jun 2009 20:36:52 -0500
  • Update to upstream version
    • This version includes an upstream change which may fix the previously reported problems with X clients on Solaris terminating on the first keypress [bug 9780]. We would appreciate if anyone previously having such issues would report if this is fixed or not.
  • Clipboard integration is now enabled by default, with a '-noclipboard' option for disabling it. The '-clipboard' option, although no longer necessary, is still accepted
  • Fixed the 20-second startup delay caused by inet6 listener failure (bug report)
  • Fixed a crash caused by network interfaces with no broadcast address (bug report)

Release 1.6.0-1

Released: 05 Feb 2009 13:54:11 -0600
  • Update to upstream version 1.6.0. Please note some major upstream changes in this version:
    • XEvIE extension support has been removed. Therefore, libXevie and libxcb-xevie are deprecated and will soon be removed
    • In windowed (desktop) mode, -br (black background with mouse cursor hidden until XDefineCursor() is first called) is now the default. The old behaviour can be obtained with the -retro flag
  • Added Hebrew keyboard layout detection
  • Added more clipboard debugging messages
  • Fixed numeric keypad input
  • Reverted an upstream clipboard change that wreaked havoc with other applications monitoring the clipboard (e.g. MS Office Clipboard, VNC) [bug 5735]

Release 1.5.3-7

Released: 22 Feb 2009 12:32:45 -0600
  • Added Xinerama support in some modes (more details here)
  • Fixed Latin American keyboard layout detection
  • Remainder of Xming clipboard patches
  • Additional clipboard debugging messages
  • Fix for flickering when resizing in multiwindow mode [bug 9840]
  • Removed references to obsolete -co flag from Xserver manpage

Release 1.5.3-6

Released: 05 Feb 2009 13:54:11 -0600
  • This release was rebuilt with libXfont-1.3.4 to fix the reported problems with the builtin fonts

Release 1.5.3-5

Released: 21 Jan 2009 22:39:00 -0600
  • Restored Windows-WM ("-mwextwm") support for use with xwinwm
  • Allow pointer warping to work in multiwindow and rootless modes
  • Fixed keyboard layouts for nation-specific locales
  • Fixed -silent-dup-error option
  • Force keyboard state onto Virtual Core Keyboard on server startup
  • Generate scan codes for fake keypresses from speech recognizers (Paul Loewenstein)
  • Improve mouse tracking for moving/resizing undecorated windows
  • Reduce mouse polling interval to 50m

Release 1.5.3-4

Released: 24 Nov 2008 16:21:31 -0600
  • Potential fix for crashing of remote GLX clients which were built for earlier versions of GLX
  • Fixed and restored the NumLock/CapsLock synchronization

Release 1.5.3-3

Released: 20 Nov 2008 20:56:53 -0600
  • Log changes:
    • In addition to the XWin logs now being found in /var/log (as of the last release), now a separate log is created for each display. The default log location is now /var/log/XWin.0.log, when run as "X :1" the log will be /var/log/XWin.1.log, etc.
    • The -logfile flag argument may contain "%s" (w/o quotations) to have the display number automatically substituted; e.g. "XWin :2 -logfile ~/tmp/XWin.%s.log" will create ~/tmp/XWin.2.log
    • The verbosity of the logfile and the console output should now match
  • The messages about /tmp/.X11-unix creation and ownership are silenced
  • Multiwindow mode fix: Windows which remember their placement don't drift with each instance
  • Multihead fixes:
    • Windows don't appear offscreen when the primary monitor is not upper-left
    • XWin dialogs are placed near the tray icon so that they don't end up in the middle of the virtual desktop, possibly split between two monitors
  • Numerous clipboard fixes, including a fix for clipboard startup with XDMCP
  • Built-in fonts are used in addition to server-side fonts. The default font has changed as a result, but the full selection of fonts is still available if installed
  • Temporary disabled the NumLock/CapsLock synchronization due to several bug reports.

Release 1.5.3-2

Released: 14 Nov 2008 02:48:29 -0600
  • Additional fixes to multiwindow mode: Qt4 program icons display correctly; window geometry take window decorations into account; window decorations do not appear and immediately disappear when they shouldn't be shown at all
  • Moved system.XWinrc to /etc/X11. This file is meant only as a sane default; personal customizations should be made in ~/.XWinrc
  • Moved XWin.log to /var/log
  • Fixed up XWin and XWinrc man pages
  • Added patch to fix build when Xv is disabled and videoproto not installed

Release 1.5.3-1

Released: 11 Nov 2008 10:42:45 -0600
  • Update to X.Org R7.4
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