Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 15th Feb 2006 22:52 UTC, submitted by Jane Walker
Novell and Ximian Novell plans to release a beta for its Linux Desktop 10 including new features offering better interoperability with Microsoft Office and Open Office, said Ted Haeger, Novell's director of user communities, at the Southern California Linux Expo. The beta, tentatively scheduled for release next month, will include a new feature, dubbed Xgl. Haeger said Xgl will allow users to jump between screens and multiple desktops. Targeted to CAD software users, Xgl has a practical side that allows users to have better window- and file-sharing capabilities.
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Interesting
by rayiner on Wed 15th Feb 2006 23:55 UTC
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Novell has surely found an interesting way to get XGL development jumpstarted. By shipping the massive hack that is Xglx (its an X server that runs full screen inside another full X server), they could very well spur development of Xegl. It might very well break the deadlock that exists with Xegl right now, where there is little demand for DRI-EGL to be developed, because nothing uses it, and there is little incentive for XGL to be developed, because DRI-EGL isn't ready yet. I'll be interested to see how this works out for them.

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