Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 20th Dec 2005 13:03 UTC, submitted by zam001
X11, Window Managers Aaron Siego of KDE: "It would be very nice if our X server could use OpenGL directly for its display and composition. Because then we could have hardware accelerated effects that are not only cool looking, but also very useful. Well, there is just such a project underway, called XGL. But don't hold your breath. The development of XGL has been largely removed from the community and is being done behind closed doors. Who is this company, you ask, that would take the development of something as potentially important as this out of the community and put it behind closed doors? Novell."
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Closed Doors
by DrillSgt on Tue 20th Dec 2005 18:31 UTC
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Lets see...reminds me of another app...that eneded up getting released as Open Source after it actually worked and was in use...

Ah yes...Star Office developed by Sun behind closed doors, and was released to become Open Office...

My point is to get a project done in a potentially quick way, this is the best. They will have dedicated teams for this, instead of just a couple weekend developers who may or may not have time to put to the project. I am in NO WAY saying weekend developers for these are a bad thing, just that they most likely are professional developers as well, and have projects to complete which they are getting paid for. That would take precedence over a free project.

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