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: Kudos points
by on Tue 20th Dec 2005 22:54 UTC in reply to "Kudos points"

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A very bad example actually. I believe Siego has some point. how can other projects sync to the changes of XGL to have final library/program/enhancements along with XGL?

I mean when XGL is alpha they can start modifying libraries to use this architecture. I love windowmaker and it would be good if it benefited by the project. If the devel is not in public how can they adapt wmaker to xgl? This closedness can do only harm to the community. Maybe it is time to revive the project. we cannot make deals with the devil (companies).

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