Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 21st Jan 2008 23:33 UTC
OS/2 and eComStation IBM pretty much slammed the solid oak door on open sourcing os/2. "As stated in our response to your September 2005 letter we have considered the positioning of os/2 and open source several times in the past, and for a variety of business, technical, and legal reasons we have decided to not pursue any os/2 open source projects."
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RE[5]: Just a guess ...
by jonsmirl on Tue 22nd Jan 2008 14:56 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Just a guess ..."
jonsmirl
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The group that controls X.org does not want to make X more 3D oriented. So it is pointless to continue working on XEGL when the core X developers won't support the concept. Apparently X is going to stay 2D only until every child in rural India and Uganda has a 3D card. It doesn't seem to matter what users in Europe and America want.

However, I've recently heard that NVidia may be backing a XEGL type system that would be developed through Khronos. No code yet that I am aware of, but the project is being talked about.

I'm currently working on a Linux based embedded audio project at www.digispeaker.com but it's not ready for primetime.

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