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 14:45 UTC

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There isn't only glitz as accelerated technology, to build XGL on top of.
Take a look at
Talking to authors they told me that in the next version a compositing layer will be available, and that the project will remain opensource forever.

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