Is Xorg 7.3 going to make it into Ubuntu Gutsy or not? First I saw this page linked to on Digg:

2007-08-17 bryce: as discussed at the developer meeting yesterday, we’re going to opt for leaving xserver 1.4 for Gutsy+1. In checking with some upstream xorg developers, they concur this is probably the wise approach given our release schedule.

Then I saw this post saying that it was not a big deal for features in Gutsy:

BulletProofX and DisplayConfig-GTK are NOT affected. In fact displayconfig has already been implemented and bulletproofx is being deployed. says that features will be delayed until 2008:

These new windowing programs would have added more features to Ubuntu’s display capabilities. In particular, the new Ubuntu would have had far better automatic monitor detection. It would also have made it possible to switch monitors—hot plugging—without needing to reboot the PC. Now, though, these features won’t be included, by default, until the version of Ubuntu after Gutsy Gibbon. In other words, these features won’t be included in the released version until March of 2008 at the earliest.

Are Xserver 1.4 and Xorg 7.3 really being left out of Ubuntu Gutsy? What features will be affected?

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