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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Stop raving....
by werfu on Tue 20th Dec 2005 22:17 UTC
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2005-09-15

Novell is taking up the development of XGL behing is door? Stop screaming like it was selling it already!

First Novell is surely doing this because it want to work without being disrupted by people asking for dumb fonctionality or to response to decision not to implement some feature.

Novell does this to develop faster and better. Dont forget that they have the ximian guy with them which have strong knowledge of Gnome. And don't rave about KDE/QT, it _WILL_ work too. Novell guys are not dumb. They have been around much more longer than a LOT of other software company. Pleasing a lot of people will get the some favoritism from the community.

At the same time, Novell is doing this as it was said to compete with the Vista graphic system. It is for money, big money. Don't expect Novell to mess with that.

And finaly, why Novell won't give it back? Open source is supposed to be their moto now. Doing so would simply mean they would be so much hatred that they would surely die from an horrible death, the community sending them a big FOAD.

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