Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 2nd Mar 2006 12:58 UTC, submitted by Rahul
X11, Window Managers The cooperation between the XGL and AIGLX projects to bring better interfaces for the Linux desktop continues as David Reveman (Novell) of XGL has agreed to adopt many changes from the AIGLX project sent in by Kristian Hogsberg (Red Hat).
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by diegocg on Thu 2nd Mar 2006 13:44 UTC
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just like aiglx is using the pixmap-to-texture extension and want to use compiz effects aswell, it seems to me that somehow media has managed to make people think that there's a "confrontation" between XGL vs AIGLX (just like SELinux vs apparmor) and people has spoken about "redhat vs novell" etc, when the fact is that is that this kind of competition is the rule (kde vs gnome, java vs mono, dbus vs dcop, gstreamer vs the alternatives) not the exception

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by modmans2ndcoming on Thu 2nd Mar 2006 13:59 in reply to "great"
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If by "wanting to use compiz effects as well" you mean "merge teh 3d effects into metacity" then yes.

From what I have read on teh ubuntu forums is that the developers in both camps expect all this work to get put into metacity and as stated earlier,

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by diegocg on Thu 2nd Mar 2006 14:14 in reply to "RE: great"
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If by "wanting to use compiz effects as well" you mean "merge teh 3d effects into metacity"

Yes, sorry for that

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by iserlohn on Thu 2nd Mar 2006 21:13 in reply to "RE: great"
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Compiz is an excellent WM in it's own right, and a lot of the code for compiz is from Metacity, just modularized. Having used compiz and looked through the source, it appears that compiz is cleaner and more powerful than metacity.

With compiz, you are able to dynamically load and unload shared moudles which governs the effects of the compositing manager. The settings that these modules uses are grabbed by a configuration backend, the one currently in use is gconf.

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by abhaysahai on Thu 2nd Mar 2006 14:31 in reply to "great"
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This is actual colaboration between different projects and will definately help both of them and to us USERS.
Kudos for taking such a step.

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