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Novell and Ximian A demonstration of the next release of Novell's Linux for desktops drew cheers and applause Wednesday, although the final version of the software is not expected for some months. Nat Friedman, the company's vice president of Linux desktop engineering, showed Novell Linux Desktop 10 playing videos and MP3 music files, and exchanging music and photos with an iPod and a digital camera, in a keynote presentation at the Solutions Linux conference and trade show on the outskirts of Paris.
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RE[4]: Novell Shows Off
by Guppetto on Thu 2nd Feb 2006 19:09 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Novell Shows Off"
Guppetto
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2005-07-06

Aseigo,

Is KDE 4 group open to using the XGL server for KDE with Arthor as the backend drawing library or is the standard Xserver (Version 7) the current target. Has their been any communication with the Novell group about the XGL server. Since we had the announcment of their closed door development, no one has really spoke on whether any of the parties interested in XGL had communicated. Can you shed some light on the matter?

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RE[5]: Novell Shows Off
by superstoned on Thu 2nd Feb 2006 19:31 in reply to "RE[4]: Novell Shows Off"
superstoned Member since:
2005-07-07

i'm no aseigo of course, but i think i can say it's very unlikely XGL won't benefit KDE. i'm not entirely sure i get the precise situation, but i think it would be rather easy to write a arthur-backend for XGL.

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RE[6]: Novell Shows Off
by Mitarai on Thu 2nd Feb 2006 19:44 in reply to "RE[5]: Novell Shows Off"
Mitarai Member since:
2005-07-28

i'm no aseigo of course, but i think i can say it's very unlikely XGL won't benefit KDE

Then why do you think Mr. Aseigo was making such scandal for XGL being developed behind closed doors?

Edited 2006-02-02 19:45

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RE[6]: Novell Shows Off
by siki_miki on Fri 3rd Feb 2006 11:51 in reply to "RE[5]: Novell Shows Off"
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2006-01-17

Qt/Arthur doesn't need XGL backend (XGL won't even expose it's own API set). XGL will have hardware accelerated XRender (and even indirect GL), so KDE/Qt won't even know if it is running on XGL or regular XAA/EXA server, it will be accelerated on XGL automatically.

Compositing effects are unrelated to this, KDE people can write their own one easily if needed, although I think there will be joint solution by more UI communities to have common powerful, extensible, flexible, hookable, etc. compositing manager.

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