Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 2nd Jan 2006 16:43 UTC, submitted by Anonymous
X11, Window Managers David Reveman has made the latest XGL source code available to download. This comes a few weeks after development of the project was criticised for being done 'behind closed doors'. There have been huge changes to XGL, the most significant being restructuring of the code, allowing XGL's GLX support to function on other drivers than the proprietary Nvidia one. Xcompmgr can currently be run under XGL with full acceleration provided that the proprietary ATI or Nvidia drivers are used. An OpenGL based compositing manager, 'Compiz' is currently in the works and a release is expected in February. David intends to get the code into freedesktop CVS as soon as possible, after which the code should eventually merge with Xorg.
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by siride on Mon 2nd Jan 2006 18:02 UTC
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2006-01-02

I think it's important for everybody to read this post by one of the Xorg devs: http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/xorg/2005-December/011803.htm...

Basically, he says that there probably wasn't anything sinister going on. Now that the code is being merged, I think it's proof that a lot of people were getting upset over nothing.

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