Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 15th Feb 2006 22:52 UTC, submitted by Jane Walker
Novell and Ximian Novell plans to release a beta for its Linux Desktop 10 including new features offering better interoperability with Microsoft Office and Open Office, said Ted Haeger, Novell's director of user communities, at the Southern California Linux Expo. The beta, tentatively scheduled for release next month, will include a new feature, dubbed Xgl. Haeger said Xgl will allow users to jump between screens and multiple desktops. Targeted to CAD software users, Xgl has a practical side that allows users to have better window- and file-sharing capabilities.
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That early?
by Ford Prefect on Thu 16th Feb 2006 05:22 UTC
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I tried actual Xgl and compiz ( CVS) on my machine (ArchLinux) and have to say, well, it's nice, but also very unstable.

I doubt it makes much sense to get it shipped in March. They should wait some months for it to get mature.

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RE: That early?
by MamiyaOtaru on Thu 16th Feb 2006 05:47 in reply to "That early?"
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Agreed. I'm playing with it in kubuntu (couldn't wait for debian to get modular xorg) and it has some rough edges. I can do everything from the videos, but there were certain things you didn't see in the videos ;) Wine apps have no windecos, last I checked java apps (using Sun's JRE) are a blank window (IBMs JRE works), and little oddities like not being able to open kontact and konqueror at the same time. It needs a little time.

The smoothness of it is nice though. Even if you don't like wobbly windows, not forcing windows to redraw when you move another window from in front of them is golden. One hopes they can get the driver situation ironed out better too.

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