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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Yet more
by olicat on Mon 20th Feb 2006 13:46 UTC
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fragmentation. a completely separate opengl rendering server for linux, rather than novell and redhat working together.
whats next? both will work on an app-folder packaging format that will be incompatable with each other? maybe they should hack their own email clients so someone with suse can't send mail to fedora users.

i haven't seen this bling in action, so can't comment on it, and i'm sure these people have worked hard - so it's their superiors who are to blame for this.

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RE: Yet more
by Pfeifer on Mon 20th Feb 2006 23:09 in reply to "Yet more"
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This is called competition. And competition is one of the key factors in constant evolution. The more competition, the more evolution, the better the products will be.

You should be happy.

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