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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It's KDEs own fault.
by adamk on Wed 21st Dec 2005 12:34 UTC
adamk
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2005-07-08

The fact that Jon Smirl was abadonning Xgl was widely discussed in the OSS community. KDE could have stepped up to the plate at any point and helped the project along with either funding or developers (as could any other organization). KDE didn't. Novell did. If they don't like they way Novell is running the project, KDE is more than welcome to fork the last available source and do the development their own way.

Adam

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