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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I'm very encouraged.
by Howie S on Thu 2nd Mar 2006 23:07 UTC
Howie S
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2005-07-14

I am very impressed by the progress that has been taking place in order to offload work to the GPU. I am also very impressed that the open source model once again shows it's strength as witnessed by this annoucement of cooperation and code sharing between these two (quote/ unquote) *competing* projects. At first glance, it only makes sense. Why write 6000 lines of code from scratch when somebody has already done the work? This demonstrates that even projects with somewhat diverging aims can greatly benefit each other - and isn't that what open source is all (or at least partically) about? Bravo.

I am not equiped to comment on the code patch in question, nor on the validity of application for these projects. All I am is an interested end user that would like a more responsive yet full-featured GUI experience on linux. Though the realization of my dream is probably years away, I am nonetheless thrilled that the *process* by which this end is being met is progressing in what I would deem a good way.

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