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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RE: OK.. so what?
by on Tue 20th Dec 2005 16:09 UTC in reply to "OK.. so what?"

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Open Source development is always about momentum.
If your initial idea is REALLY REALLY good then you can probably get developer interest with little or no effort or work on your part.

With a project like this, though , there isn't that much community interest in the project to begin with. if there was it would have been done by now, or there would have been 3 or 4 GPL projects which do the same thing.

Look ! There are different ways to start an Open Source Project. Sometimes you want to make architectural decisions before releasing it to the organic, sometimes unpredictable process of Open Source Development.

Give them a break and see what they do. If they botch it up they botch it up, but as it is ,there are no other projects out there trying to fill that need open or closed , We either should just shutup and code our own or let them continue in peace.

It's not that hard ladies and gentlemen. Quite the bickering

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RE[2]: OK.. so what?
by on Tue 20th Dec 2005 16:49 in reply to "RE: OK.. so what?"
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"If your initial idea is REALLY REALLY good then you can probably get developer interest with little or no effort or work on your part. "
I find that to be somewhat to completely untrue. The only time Developers want to do something is if it is in their direct and best interest. Meaning they are scratching an itch or they are getting paid for the developement.
You could have the best idea on the planet, but if it does not coincide with what the developers are already doing it doesnt go anywhere.
Gnome developement is a good example of that. Where is the functional menu editor in gnome? The one they supply you with (2.12 branch) is so crippled to be worthless.
Xorg is another example, they had to fork to get where they wanted to go.
Consider this Novells fork.

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