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 an accelerated desktop. For that, at least with gnome, you need to look at the memory and speed improvements within gnome itself.

It is dissapointing that they haven't gone with the XGL and Compiz stuff since it appears to work so well (well, it's still very much beta but you can see where they are going).

As for the closed development approach, I feel that Novell has done a good job explaining this. While it would have been nice to have them at least say they were working on it (and to expect it), they were able to put out something that works and that the community can now make better. This as opposed to several community led efforts that resulted in half-done implementations.

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