Linked by on Wed 1st Feb 2006 19:53 UTC
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[6]: Novell Shows Off
by siki_miki on Fri 3rd Feb 2006 11:51 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Novell Shows Off"
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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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