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[2]: Why don't.....
by Pfeifer on Mon 20th Feb 2006 23:23 UTC in reply to "RE: Why don't....."
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Well, actually it's the other way round: AIGLX uses the existing pieces and implements accelerated 3D with them. (The problem lies within the drivers, which have to be adapted to this chances.)

GLX however requires a completly new xserver. In other ways; to throw away the complete Xorg codebase and start anew.

And you may know (or not): GLX still requires a host XServer. It is not a complete XServer itself. It's a hack.

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