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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RE: Not Invented Here
by manmist on Mon 20th Feb 2006 14:27 UTC in reply to "Not Invented Here"
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"Why is it RedHat always seems to take a "not invented here" approach to advances developed outside of RedHat? I thought the idea of Fedora was to open up the geek-flavour of RHL to permit more involvement with the community"

This work started within Xorg team started long before Novell decided to take a different approach. So ask Novell instead of RH on this.

"All this appears to be is Yet Another Acceleration f X development. Could time be better spent on improving XGL, which (based on the notes in that thread) is more stable, applicable to more hardware, and a better implementation? "

You can continue to believe that code that is already is Xorg cvs is not stable compared to Novell closed development which has undergo no peer review or integration with the primary Xorg project.


"Or am I missing something"

Yes. You are barking up the wrong tree. Neither Red Hat nor Mandrake or any other organisation is working on XGL and has gone for a different approach. Novell basically decided to do closed development and wants everyone now to accept that.

http://lwn.net/Articles/171155/

http://mail.gnome.org/archives/metacity-devel-list/2006-February/ms...

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