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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Colin JN Breame
by on Tue 20th Dec 2005 14:22 UTC

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The article says "behind closed doors". What exactly does that mean? Looks like there is CVS access to the source code so whats the problem? or is this a licensing issue? or is this just someone trolling + spreading FUD?

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RE: Colin JN Breame
by Ramsees2 on Tue 20th Dec 2005 14:24 in reply to "Colin JN Breame"
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2005-09-27

Exactly, looks more like some paranoia.

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RE: Colin JN Breame
by on Tue 20th Dec 2005 14:25 in reply to "Colin JN Breame"
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"The article says "behind closed doors". What exactly does that mean?"
Take a guess...

"Looks like there is CVS access to the source code so whats the problem?"
Only that there isn't. You can get six month old source from cvs, but not what they are currently working on.

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RE: Colin JN Breame
by on Wed 21st Dec 2005 20:14 in reply to "Colin JN Breame"
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Aparently, the code that is availabale on the public CVS is much older code than what Novell has in-house. They basically forked it and are keeping their fork secret.

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