Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th Feb 2006 18:37 UTC, submitted by Fusion
X11, Window Managers "Novell is announcing its contribution of the Xgl graphics subsystem and the 'Compiz' compositing manager to the X.org project. These enhancements open up a whole world of hardware acceleration, fancy animation, separating hardware resolution from software resolution, and more. As a result, Linux desktops will become more usable, end-user productivity will increase, and Linux is firmly positioned at the forefront of client computing technology." Videos and screenshots are included in the press release. And on a related note, Dan Winship of Novell has explained on gnome-desktop-devel why Novell worked on all this behind closed doors-- and this also applies to the striking similarity between Novell's mockups from December and Nat Friedman's videos. The changes made to GNOME will all be released back.
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RE[2]: Xglx or Xegl?
by siki_miki on Tue 7th Feb 2006 20:31 UTC in reply to "Xglx or Xegl?"
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2006-01-17

And XglX uses air? It still requires some of "2D" (modesetting), which can be either the awful Xorg XAA way of dealing with things, or a clean new GL API based display device interface which can handle multiple graphic cards, exotic / multi- display modes, as well as hotplugging.

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