Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th Feb 2006 18:37 UTC, submitted by Fusion
X11, Window Managers "Novell is announcing its contribution of the Xgl graphics subsystem and the 'Compiz' compositing manager to the X.org project. These enhancements open up a whole world of hardware acceleration, fancy animation, separating hardware resolution from software resolution, and more. As a result, Linux desktops will become more usable, end-user productivity will increase, and Linux is firmly positioned at the forefront of client computing technology." Videos and screenshots are included in the press release. And on a related note, Dan Winship of Novell has explained on gnome-desktop-devel why Novell worked on all this behind closed doors-- and this also applies to the striking similarity between Novell's mockups from December and Nat Friedman's videos. The changes made to GNOME will all be released back.
Thread beginning with comment 93612
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[2]: Xglx or Xegl?
by siki_miki on Tue 7th Feb 2006 20:31 UTC in reply to "Xglx or Xegl?"
siki_miki
Member since:
2006-01-17

And XglX uses air? It still requires some of "2D" (modesetting), which can be either the awful Xorg XAA way of dealing with things, or a clean new GL API based display device interface which can handle multiple graphic cards, exotic / multi- display modes, as well as hotplugging.

Reply Parent Score: 2

RE[3]: Xglx or Xegl?
by poofyhairguy on Wed 8th Feb 2006 03:25 in reply to "RE[2]: Xglx or Xegl?"
poofyhairguy Member since:
2005-07-14

And XglX uses air? It still requires some of "2D" (modesetting), which can be either the awful Xorg XAA way of dealing with things, or a clean new GL API based display device interface which can handle multiple graphic cards, exotic / multi- display modes, as well as hotplugging.

Or choice three: EXA. It was made for a reason. Now its obvious why. The free Unix Desktop will scale from old machines (who would use EXA/XAA and no XGL) to medium machines (that will use XGL for 3D stuff and EXA for 2D stuff) and high end future machines (all 3D).

It might not be the most elegant way to do things, but since when is that the Xserver's style?

Reply Parent Score: 1