Whee, this is my first blog post ever.. Created the account a couple of weeks ago after UDS, but didn’t have the guts to sit down and write anything before this wet, cold Sunday.
Hardy alpha1 is coming next week, and the Ubuntu X-SWAT team has been busy updating all the packages and syncing with Debian where possible. Before alpha1 releases we’ll have the new xcb-1.1 which has a sloppy-lock mode “fixing” assertion crashes with buggy apps like java. Also a newer radeonhd has just hit debian-unstable, so we’ll sync that as well.
After the first alpha we will be focusing on the HardyHardwareDetection spec. Perhaps the first step will be to enable input-hotplug after there is code to generate a hal fdi-file for the keyboard layout in use. There are definately some rough corners with input-hotplug, but my tests have so far been positive. Looking forward to the time when in 99.9% of the use cases xorg.conf is not needed at all :)