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: Oxygen
by segedunum on Tue 20th Dec 2005 23:56 UTC in reply to "Oxygen"
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Well, Aaron Siego, can you explain why the new Oxygen icons are developed behind closed doors then?


Those are KDE-artists/developers and not even a company is involved.

That's why there's no problem. There's also a page (recently edited) and a site that tells you what the Oxygen icon people are actually doing along with samples. Hardly the same thing.

Please, let business decide what to do.

No, because it's a community project (or it's supposed to be) hosted on Freedesktop that potentially affects a lot of people and projects. Insert business for Microsoft there and you have exactly the situation the open source community is supposed to solve.

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