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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RE[2]: Differences to XGL?
by hohlraum on Mon 20th Feb 2006 16:02 UTC in reply to "RE: Differences to XGL?"
hohlraum
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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[3]: Differences to XGL?
by Pfeifer on Mon 20th Feb 2006 23:05 in reply to "RE[2]: Differences to XGL?"
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2006-02-20

The goal of Metacity was not to create a really powerful window manager. The goal was to create an easy, unobstructive window manager. And the reached that goal.

To quote Antoine de Saint-Exupéry: "Perfection is reached, not when there is no longer anything to add, but when there is no longer anything to take away."

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