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 proof
by jonsmirl on Tue 20th Dec 2005 15:01 UTC
jonsmirl
Member since:
2005-07-06

There is no proof that Novell is doing this. This blog post is based on Dave Airlie's original post, it is not new information. I have talked with Dave and he does not have factual data to back up his suspicions.
http://www.livejournal.com/users/airlied/18241.html

It is unknown if Novell has officially sanctioned this or if it is being done as an off-the-books type project. It is also unknown if the project has sufficient resources to reach completion. As far as the facts go this could just be Dave Reveman working in his spare time and not feeling like committing his code.

This is just a conspiracy theory without facts to back it up.

If Novell is doing this, I welcome it because without their backing it would never get written.

Edited 2005-12-20 15:02

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RE: No proof
by superstoned on Tue 20th Dec 2005 17:56 in reply to "No proof"
superstoned Member since:
2005-07-07

point (and reason of aarons critical stance) is that they should develop it in the open - the development would go faster as more ppl would send in bugreports and probably even patches, and the upcoming users (KDE, Gnome for example) could test it and give comments. also, the hardware driver developers (in kernel, or nvidia and ati) could also adapt their drivers and probably help.

so it sucks they keep it in-house, and imho it is a proof of the fact they still don't really understand "free software".

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RE[2]: No proof
by hohlraum on Tue 20th Dec 2005 18:18 in reply to "RE: No proof"
hohlraum Member since:
2005-12-13

that is such BS .. you don't go live in a house before its built do you? no one wants to work on this project don't you get it? its been around forever. Just because you are curious and want to see the code being developed has nothing to do with openness. just let novell do their thing. personally i doubt this project will see the light of day for years.

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