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: Curious priorities?
by segedunum on Wed 21st Dec 2005 10:13 UTC in reply to "Curious priorities?"
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2005-07-06

That was a damn hilarious read actually, and shows how clueless they still are:

Email call center workers wanted good music software, too. So we worked on that; see Banshee.

Yer, it's called Amarok and it didn't need Novell to spend money and time on creating a new open source project.

And this I find particularly funny:

Q. What's stopping Novell from putting more engineers on OOo? A. We have a few already. It's money, really. If we could have a revenue strea from it that'd help.

ROTFL. Well, that just tells me that Open Office is not viable as a project to do what Novell wants it to do. Either they get more companies outside of themselves and Sun to help improve it or it's tough luck I'm afraid.

WMV/WMA/MMS support needed! Real's been great, maybe they can help. If Linux can't play these, people will think it's a cheap piece of crap.

Errr, well no. That support is ultimately down to Microsoft. The way you get around it is by really pushing support for open media formats like ogg. They should concentrate on getting solid MP3 support first, because that is something that is feasible to do.

I shake my heads at these people who are supposedly fashioning desktop Linux's future.

Edited 2005-12-21 10:24

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RE[2]: Curious priorities?
by thebluesgnr on Wed 21st Dec 2005 18:16 in reply to "RE: Curious priorities?"
thebluesgnr Member since:
2005-11-14

"Yer, it's called Amarok and it didn't need Novell to spend money and time on creating a new open source project."

I use Banshee and I'm very glad they decided to do it. Amarok is no Banshee. ;)
(that may be a good thing in your opinion, of course. I'm just saying that, to me, Amarok doesn't come close).

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