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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one other thing...
by aseigo on Tue 20th Dec 2005 16:11 UTC
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for all you people who glibly suggest that this is a case of a "kde guy who dislikes $ENTITY", let me assure you that i have a bit more adult blood in my veins than that. you can ignore realities if you wish, but i prefer not to.

and if you read my blog you may notice that i both praise and decry as i see things happen. both within kde (yep, i'm critical of my own project when i see issues there) and in the technologies in which we rely and use.

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by hohlraum on Tue 20th Dec 2005 18:19 in reply to "one other thing..."
RE: one other thing...
by on Tue 20th Dec 2005 21:51 in reply to "one other thing..."
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One of posters before made interesting argument.

care to explain about oxygen. Why is this closed door project? Why is this cool and Novell XGL not so cool?

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by amadeo on Tue 20th Dec 2005 22:08 in reply to "RE: one other thing..."
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care to explain about oxygen. Why is this closed door project? Why is this cool and Novell XGL not so cool?

Agreed. I would prefer that Oxygen would be developed on the open as well.

But seriously, AFAIK, nobody is interested in Oxygen outside KDE. And there are a lot of people who are interested in XGL, and could help there. So I don't think it is the same thing...

BTW, what do you think that the fact that Oxygen is being developed at closed doors justifies novell doing the same? AFAIK, tango was developed at closed doors too, so when they announced it, it already had the guidelines and most of the main icons. So it wasn't a open process either.

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