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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too bad
by SEJeff on Mon 20th Feb 2006 16:59 UTC
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Architecturally, it seems like this is the best solution. Out the door now, we have more bling than you, Xgl/compiz wins hands down. This is a massive duplication of work with Novell and Redhat not collaborating in development of a unified platform to make X "prettier".

Natural selection happens every day in the OSS world. Which will die first?

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