For those who are new to XFree86 and want to learn more about our Project we recommend that you join our Newbie list, located at Public Mailing Lists, where this and other discussions occur with our senior all-volunteer staff. This is great forum to get introduced to XFree86 and ask for help on how to set up the XServer or whether your hardware is supported, and why not?, and make suggestions for future releases of XFree86. This list is supported by our volunteer staff who needs to know how you are using and interacting with XFree86 and what is wrong and could be better. Tell them, they want to know!
For those who just want to know the release schedule this is a good list to join.
For those who want to see what has been committed recently to our CVS repository this is the list that will show you those updates. This list is updated dynamically every time the repository is updated after the the commit happens.
A followup to the commit list is the soon to be public, patch archives. This archive will be available on our web-site and will show what patches have been submitted and will soon be committed. This is helpful for people who are interested in a specific area and want to know what work is happening there. When this goes public we will announce it on our web site and our Announce mailing list, so keep watching.
If instead you are the lone developer who is improving XFree86 on an ad hoc basis for your particular environment (I want to get my mouse or video card to work), and need a specific question asked then you should go over to our Xpert list where such questions are raised and answered by our technical development staff. Remember you do not have to be a member to write fixes to our code base and if your changes are discrete and self-contained the volume of developer mail may just be too noisy.
Once your work is finished (coded, debugged and documented) please send your fix to fixes@XFree86.org . This will ensure that they are included in future releases. And thanks! You make this truly an Open group.