Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 5th Feb 2007 16:27 UTC, submitted by luna6
X11, Window Managers "Beryl 0.2.0 will be released shortly and I spent time the last week testing out Beryl 0.2.0 RC2 on Kubuntu's Edgy Eft. The improvements found in 0.2.0 are simply amazing. Improvements in usability features, improvements in the pure 3D eye candy, and even the Beryl Settings Manager has been improved (the layout has become much more logically laid out). As you read through this preview of Beryl 0.2.0 and see some of the screenshots, I think you will get a firm grasp on how impressive Beryl can be. Basically, Beryl makes OS X and Vista look old and antiquated."
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OpenGL
by Savior on Mon 5th Feb 2007 19:33 UTC
Savior
Member since:
2006-09-02

I tried Beryl some month ago. It wasn't half bad, I liked how my desktop became much smoother than under Metacity/xfwm. There was just one big showstopper for me, and I don't know if it has changed.

Is it possible to run 3D programs without having to hack Xgl scripts now? Or you still have to stop it for that?

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RE: OpenGL
by archiesteel on Mon 5th Feb 2007 19:36 in reply to "OpenGL"
archiesteel Member since:
2005-07-02

I have some 3D programs working well, others not so well. The issue is not with Beryl, but rather with Xgl (which, everyone should remember, is just a temporary hack). As far as I know, there are no such problems when using AIGLX, which is the suggested method for using Beryl (of course, if you're an ATI user, you're currently stuck with Xgl...)

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