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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Even though DavidR is now focusing on a new compositing manager (compiz), the previous one which he has been working on until now has been made available:

Zack Rusin from KDE already seems to have this working nicely. From his blog entry yesterday:

On the xorg front Eric got Xgl working with xorg cvs, which is extremely cool. I added an older version of glxcompmgr to xorgs/app cvs. Dave has been doing some amazing EGL work. Try it all out, update xorg cvs, compile Xgl, checkout glxcompmgr and give it a testspin. I'm hoping to do most of the Plasma desktop code this week and do some Xgl magic soon after so keep watching cvs.

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