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: It's KDEs own fault.
by camel on Wed 21st Dec 2005 13:07 UTC
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??? Who talked about KDE?

But anyways, the problem is not that Novel took up Xgl, thats all fine and dandy and Novel is to be lauded for that.

The problem is that Novel took the development private, meaning that people need to
- either duplicate work (fork),
- or wait
and that is not an ideal situation.

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RE[2]: It's KDEs own fault.
by adamk on Wed 21st Dec 2005 16:38 in reply to "RE: It's KDEs own fault."
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The author of the article is a KDE developer.

As for the non-ideal situation... Tough. Any hypothetical person who wants to fork the code could have jumped in and helped Jon Smirl when he was working on Xgl and prevented this situation. They never did.


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