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: RE: Closed Doors
by DrillSgt on Tue 20th Dec 2005 19:06 UTC
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"Why can't them employ people *and* use the public repository? A lot of people do that."

True, they could do that. But has been mentioned this project did not have people wanting to work on it, and it was being resisted due to politics. So in order to get it done it looks like Novell just took the bull by the horns. Providing they release the code there is no harm done, and a stagnant project now has life IMHO.

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