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 MonkeyPie on Mon 20th Feb 2006 14:10 UTC
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Why don't they just work together? I keep hearing this and I have to wonder about all that talk.

Why don't the Gnome and KDE developers just stop creating their own desktops and just go ahead and make the Knome project. Forget the different focuses and differences in thought.

Why do we need Gaim when we have Kopete? Or Koffice when OpenOffice is already there?

Who needs a choice? I guess I don't.

One of the main differences that I see in Bling is that they seem to have font rendering in mind as well as eyecandy and compositing. They are using Pango to help composite and draw the fonts as well. Thinking of text not just 3D effects. As far as I know Compiz or Xgl doesn't take this in account. If I am wrong please let me know.


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