The X Window System Release incorporates the 1.4 version of
the X.Org X Server, which is the official reference
implementation of the X Window System.
The X Window System (commonly known as X11 or X) is a display
protocol which provides windowing on bitmap displays. It provides the
standard toolkit and protocol with which to build graphical user
interfaces (GUIs) on most Unix-like operating systems including Linux,
and has been ported to all other contemporary general purpose operating
X provides the basic framework, or low-level functionality
that full-fledged graphical user interfaces are designed upon: drawing
and moving windows on the screen and interacting with a mouse and/or
keyboard. X was designed to be used over network connections
rather than on a local display device.
- Input hotplug:
Input hotplug allows hotplugging of input devices, and also adds
enhanced support for touchscreens and tablets, through either HAL or
- KDrive: Numerous enhancements have been made to the KDrive
codebase, including better support for multiple input devices.
- EXA: A great deal of work has been done on the EXA
framework to make it more usable.
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