Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 20th Feb 2006 12:22 UTC, submitted by Rahul
X11, Window Managers Updated: Fedora was right in the middle of announcing all this properly, so here is the updated item containing the official names. Videos included, as well as the inevitable 'Why not Xgl?'. "AIGLX is a project that aims to enable GL-accelerated effects on a standard desktop. We have a lightly modified X server (that includes a couple of extensions), an updated Mesa package that adds some new protocol support and a version of metacity with a composite manager. The end result is that you can use GL effects on your desktop with very few changes, the ability to turn it on and off at will, and you don't have to replace your X server in the process." This is part of Fedora's Rendering Project, and instructions on how to install all this are available too.
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by SlackerJack on Mon 20th Feb 2006 13:10 UTC
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Please can we have something that WORKS perfecty stable, instead of metacity compositor or xcompmgr or Bling. I'm getting sick of seeing composite managers poping up saying the same story, work togetther on this for god sake.

Xgl is great but it's just not good enough for games and a few other things(experiemtal), so please make Xgl work perfectly and forget composite managers.

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