Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 20th Dec 2005 13:03 UTC, submitted by zam001
X11, Window Managers Aaron Siego of KDE: "It would be very nice if our X server could use OpenGL directly for its display and composition. Because then we could have hardware accelerated effects that are not only cool looking, but also very useful. Well, there is just such a project underway, called XGL. But don't hold your breath. The development of XGL has been largely removed from the community and is being done behind closed doors. Who is this company, you ask, that would take the development of something as potentially important as this out of the community and put it behind closed doors? Novell."
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No big deal.
by Milo_Hoffman on Tue 20th Dec 2005 14:22 UTC
Milo_Hoffman
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2005-07-06

This is not a big deal.

RedHat has done this many times with projects that have in the end benifited the whole linux community.

They often in the past have had a bunch of programmers go off on their own and develop something to an inital version, then release it to the community and start taking code submissions after that.

Heck, it might actually be a more efficent development model in some cases. Everyone knows you usually get more done with a small number of programmers hidden away than a huge number trying to all work together with lots of project management etc.

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RE: No big deal.
by segedunum on Tue 20th Dec 2005 23:35 in reply to "No big deal."
segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

RedHat has done this many times with projects that have in the end benifited the whole linux community.

They often in the past have had a bunch of programmers go off on their own and develop something to an inital version, then release it to the community and start taking code submissions after that.


That's been software that has been bought by them (RHDS for example), and it has never been part of a wider open source project like Xgl. They certainly haven't been hosted on sites like Freedesktop which gives it a an apparent look of openness.

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