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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by on Tue 20th Dec 2005 14:24 UTC

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Sounds to me like there wasn't enough community interest to make a viable community based project anyway. I can only assume that if it wasn't for Novell's sponsorship it would be a dead project.

Presumably they've hired enough talent that they can live without community "input" for now. Especially if that community input is just complaints about speed, hardware support, and bugginess of pre-alpha code rather that actual tecnical contributions.

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