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Novell and Ximian A demonstration of the next release of Novell's Linux for desktops drew cheers and applause Wednesday, although the final version of the software is not expected for some months. Nat Friedman, the company's vice president of Linux desktop engineering, showed Novell Linux Desktop 10 playing videos and MP3 music files, and exchanging music and photos with an iPod and a digital camera, in a keynote presentation at the Solutions Linux conference and trade show on the outskirts of Paris.
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RE: XGL! Yey!
by MamiyaOtaru on Wed 1st Feb 2006 20:34 UTC in reply to "XGL! Yey!"
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So, one week until we find out if the pending code bomb is acceptable to the X community. Not having seen it I really can't comment on the odds of course, but there are a few possible hang ups with licensing, coding standards, who knows. I hope there are none, but if there are there will be extra effort redoing things, effort that would not have been necessary with a little openness. If anyone from the outside had at least been able to look at the code as it progressed, I wouldn't have these worries.

On the other hand, if people had been able to look, there would surely have been complaints and requests that Novell do such and such a trivially different way, and it would likely have taken them longer.

Of course, if something needs to be redone for integration into X, that will be time wasted anyway. In a week, I guess we'll know if their methods worked out (they obviously did for Novell, I mean for FLOSS in general).

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