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: No proof
by superstoned on Tue 20th Dec 2005 17:56 UTC in reply to "No proof"
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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"
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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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