Bug#438997: xorg: incorrect version number in log
Xavier Bestel wrote:
> a diff just after un upgrade from experimental shows an incoherent
> version number between version (one of them is probably wrong).
> Apparently on refers to the server, the other to the Xorg distribution:
> -X Window System Version 1.3.0
> -Release Date: 19 April 2007
> -X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 1.3
> -Build Operating System: Linux Debian (xorg-server 2:220.127.116.11.dfsg-12)
> +X Window System Version 7.2.0
> +Release Date: 21 December 2005
> +X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 7.2
> +Build Operating System: Linux Debian (xorg-server 2:18.104.22.168-2)
It seems to be expected (I mean "not broken by the Debian packaging").
The Xserver master branch has been containing the Xorg version number
for a while (still 7.2 as of today then), while server-1.3-branch
switched to the Xserver version numbers a little bit after being forked.
I don't know whether the 1.4 branch will get a 1.4 version numbering or
not. I agree that all this looks a little bit confusing (especially for
binary drivers :)). Feel free to post a patch on the xorg mailing list
if you want to display both the Xorg and Xserver versions :)