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[3]: Unlike Trolltech + QT 4?
by amadeo on Tue 20th Dec 2005 22:55 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Unlike Trolltech + QT 4?"
amadeo
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2005-07-06

I see the (small) difference: a longer wait to get the first public version.

I see another: people who want to help can't.

Only thing I've got clear here is this: people are lusting for an XGL release and can't wait.

I agree.

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RE[4]: Unlike Trolltech + QT 4?
by on Tue 20th Dec 2005 23:05 in reply to "RE[3]: Unlike Trolltech + QT 4?"
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I see another: people who want to help can't.

That's the funny thing. Now that this piece of news appears, looks like everyone wanted to help. Compare with the situation in August:

http://lists.freedesktop.org/pipermail/xorg/2005-August/009168.html

"The basic problem is that only two people (myself and DaveR) are
working on Xgl. Xgl is way too large for two people to finish. I have
been trying without success for the last year to attract more people
to work on Xgl."

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amadeo Member since:
2005-07-06

How about this one then:

http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/xorg/2005-August/009655.html

I am sure that this hacker would be helpful...

Edited 2005-12-20 23:18

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