Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th Mar 2006 14:53 UTC, submitted by Rahul
X11, Window Managers Kristian Hogsberg (Red Hat) has been hacking on Compiz and AIGLX to run them together and has managed to do it with impressive performance. "With a bit of hacking, I managed to get compiz (and glxcompmgr) running on aiglx. I'm running it on my i830 laptop, and the performance is actually quite impressive."
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by AndrewZ on Tue 7th Mar 2006 15:07 UTC
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Great, but what is Compiz and AIGLX? The linked article doesn't say...

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by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 7th Mar 2006 15:11 in reply to "Great"
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Great, but what is Compiz and AIGLX? The linked article doesn't say...

I don't want to be rude or anything, but there's always Google, and OSNews' search function and such. Or you can click on the topic icon to see related news.

I'm assuming people who read OSNews know by now what AIXGL and compiz are-- they have been headline news for a while now.

Next thing you'll know I'll have to tell people inside teasers what Windows is ;) .

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by markob on Tue 7th Mar 2006 15:40 in reply to "RE: Great"
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Nevermind...aint worth commenting.

Edited 2006-03-07 15:41

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by Nathan O. on Wed 8th Mar 2006 06:07 in reply to "RE: Great"
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Next thing you'll know I'll have to tell people inside teasers what Windows is ;) .

I had no idea what AIXGL was until it started appearing one day on OSNews- without explanation as to what it was- a couple weeks ago. It appeared enough times that I ended up googling it.

That's fine and dandy, but the indisputible fact remains that having quick little explanations every once in a while about some of the more niche subjects will make OSNews a little more pleasant to read.

I think it's reasonable to expect that people will know what X, Linux, *BSD, GNOME, KDE, Windows, Mac, BeOS, and all of the high-visibility tech companies are all about. Syllable, compiz, Quanta, TriangleOS, Reiser4 and Turion (among the rest of the new naming conventions for processors) aren't things I'd expect my geekiest of friends to know off hand. Some might, but I just wouldn't jump in to a conversation like that.

Let's be realistic here.

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by CrimsonScythe on Wed 8th Mar 2006 04:00 in reply to "Great"
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Since Thom rather would spend his time mocking you over your question than to just explain short what they are, I'll try to quickly answer you.

"Compiz is one of the first OpenGL-accelerated compositing window managers for the X Window System." from the Wikipedia page:

"AIGLX is 'Accelerated Indirect GL X'. AIGLX is a project that aims to enable GL-accelerated effects on a standard desktop." From the project page:

Which I guess is a different way of saying "AIGLX is a fancy-pants version of X."

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