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: Novell NIH
by poofyhairguy on Mon 20th Feb 2006 22:13 UTC in reply to "Novell NIH "
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Novell has done XGL under closed door while rest of the vendors working on Xorg cvs directly. Thats what Novell as a proprietary vendor is doing. Playing tricks

Ahh...so that is why Novell's work is now running on other distros (like Ubuntu) while only Fedora has this new Redhat stuff? Is that why Novell's work didn't enter the Freedesktop CVS ( oh wait, it did)?

Is that why Novell's "tricks" are more stable than the composite work that came before it? Is that why Novell worked with ATI and Nvidia to make it so that the XGL would be fully supported by future driver releases while Redhat only has the open source drivers working (which means no high end hardware can use it)?

Is Novell's "proprietary vendor" why Novell can show RIGHT NOW what DOES WORK in its compositor, while Redhat is mostly talking about "what can be done?"

Then screw it, I prefer the Novell approach. And so do thousands of others that have been messing around on the other forums (such as Gentoo's and Ubuntu) to get XGL to work, while almost no forum has a thread to get the Metacity compositor to work.

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