Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th Sep 2005 18:40 UTC
Gnome "Today, the GNOME Project celebrates the release of GNOME 2.12, the latest version of the popular, multi-platform free desktop environment." Important changes include, but are not limited to: Clearlooks set to default theme, improved file manager (Nautilus), new document viewer (Evince), and much more. The release notes are here, download information can be found here.
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RE[2]: glitz question!
by segedunum on Thu 8th Sep 2005 18:52 UTC in reply to "RE: glitz question!"
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No, this is just one example from pile of hype and deliberate misunderstandings surrounding GNOME. glitz MAY be backend for cairo and gtk (cue massive wankfest of gnome fanboys on slashdot) but it is disabled (in gtk) and will remain disabled

No, I don't know why people keep saying that either and it will not make your system wicked fast - quite the opposite in fact. Some people seem to think that it will be some miraculous cure for Gnome's apparent slowness. The problem with the Glitz/OpenGL back-end is that you have to have a fully stable and working hardware accelerated implementation behind it to get any sort of benefit whatsoever. Without that there is simply no point. At this point in time, that basically means nVidia and no one else (and they're not perfect).

Obviously, relying on closed source drivers from pretty much one vendor just to get your GUI environment up and running is a fairly bad idea considering the number of people using different kinds of hardware, and the fact that people in the Linux world heavily promote the use of older hardware and open source software.

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