Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 20th Feb 2006 12:22 UTC, submitted by Rahul
X11, Window Managers Updated: Fedora was right in the middle of announcing all this properly, so here is the updated item containing the official names. Videos included, as well as the inevitable 'Why not Xgl?'. "AIGLX is a project that aims to enable GL-accelerated effects on a standard desktop. We have a lightly modified X server (that includes a couple of extensions), an updated Mesa package that adds some new protocol support and a version of metacity with a composite manager. The end result is that you can use GL effects on your desktop with very few changes, the ability to turn it on and off at will, and you don't have to replace your X server in the process." This is part of Fedora's Rendering Project, and instructions on how to install all this are available too.
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Differences to XGL?
by miketech on Mon 20th Feb 2006 12:53 UTC
miketech
Member since:
2005-07-21

Hi,

what are the differences to XGL and Compiz? And: Are there any screenshots of Bling?

Greetings

Mike

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RE: Differences to XGL?
by manmist on Mon 20th Feb 2006 14:29 in reply to "Differences to XGL?"
manmist Member since:
2005-12-18

"what are the differences to XGL and Compiz? "

Compiz is basically reinventing the wheel by Novell

http://mail.gnome.org/archives/metacity-devel-list/2006-February/ms...

XGL is a different approach to XeGL which happened directly in Xorg CVS and multiple vendors except Novell working on it

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RE[2]: Differences to XGL?
by hohlraum on Mon 20th Feb 2006 16:02 in reply to "RE: Differences to XGL?"
hohlraum Member since:
2005-12-13

yeah like metacity wasn't reinventing the wheel when it was created? there were like 100 different really powerful window managers they could have used. hell edge resistance is a "new" feature in metacity. its been in other WMs for like 10 f'n years.

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RE[2]: Differences to XGL?
by diegocg on Mon 20th Feb 2006 18:38 in reply to "RE: Differences to XGL?"
diegocg Member since:
2005-07-08

and multiple vendors except Novell working on it


Not just novell, several people from the x.org community helped to merge xgl in the x.org tree

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