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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Dunno what to think.
by mike hess on Wed 8th Mar 2006 05:17 UTC
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2005-08-22

if what David Reveman said about Xgl vs AiXgl is true, i much prefer the approach Xgl is taking.

According to him, AiXgl will require drivers to be fairly sophisticated and Linux-centric. Xgl, on the other hand requires only an OpenGL implementation.

Also, David's approach has been more manager-agnostic meaning the technology is equally suited to Gnome, KDE, XFCE, etc while Red Hat's technology seems give preferential treatment to Metacity.

Regardless, this news is clearly another win for Gnu/linux as a desktop, and for Open/Free software as a philosophy. Two similar projects are mutually benefitting from eachother's work. That's the real story here, and its very good news.

PS: i agree with Thom's treatment of the poster above. Its not about snobber or insult, its about not wasting comment space on easily self-answered questions.

Edited 2006-03-08 05:18

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RE: Dunno what to think.
by Morty on Wed 8th Mar 2006 12:16 in reply to "Dunno what to think."
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2005-07-06

Also, David's approach has been more manager-agnostic meaning the technology is equally suited to Gnome, KDE, XFCE, etc while Red Hat's technology seems give preferential treatment to Metacity.

I would say less manager-agnostic, since your only choice is to use his windowmanager Compiz. With RedHat's approach you can extend the existing windowmangers to support the new features of AiXgl. And some windowmangers, like KWin, already has a compmgr to extend.

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RE[2]: Dunno what to think.
by Terracotta on Wed 8th Mar 2006 17:40 in reply to "RE: Dunno what to think."
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2005-08-15

It is only an X-server, you can use Kwin with it, but it doesn't have all the fancy stuff implemented. Give it some time and both metacity and KDE will work with fashion stuff. From what I've read they just replace the X-system. Both do it in a different way, but you can use both with any window manager you like.

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