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 15:11 UTC

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Yes they should have more interaction with the community on this I think - but of course if they keep the develpment to themselves then they can say where the project will go without any potential interference from "outsiders" .

As long as they come up with something which furfills expectations & needs & in the end all the stuff is made available to the community properly then I dont mind.

If I was a X developer dealing with GL then it would propably be different.

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