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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[5]: Novell Shows Off
by superstoned on Thu 2nd Feb 2006 19:31 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Novell Shows Off"
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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"
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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[7]: Novell Shows Off
by superstoned on Thu 2nd Feb 2006 19:56 in reply to "RE[6]: Novell Shows Off"
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2005-07-07

read his blogs about it. that had very different reasons - mostly because it was/would be a waste of resources. but don't ask again before you read his story and understood it.

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RE[7]: Novell Shows Off
by Guppetto on Thu 2nd Feb 2006 20:04 in reply to "RE[6]: Novell Shows Off"
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2005-07-06

Well, I know that the KDE group will have an accelerated Xserver for KDE 4 at some point, but I also know that if they're on board with the XGL code that Dave is publishing, the time frame for implementing that accelerated server will be significantly smaller. The other major question is what will happen to kompmanager. kompmanager is not an OpenGL based composite manager, so assuming they did adopt the XGL server, will the KDE group adopt Dave's new composite manager or rewrite kompmanager so that it is XGL compatible.

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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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