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[3]: Not Invented Here
by manmist on Mon 20th Feb 2006 17:08 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Not Invented Here"
manmist
Member since:
2005-12-18

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So what you're implying is that we should ignore Novell R & D resources which are structured and well financed and instead look to disorganization as being good for consumers and the Linux community as a whole?"


There is obsolutely no need to do this within closed doors.

"You seem to forget what Novell has done for the Linux community and consumers in general. Such as releasing projects like YAST and AppArmor under the GPL, fighting FUD from SCO and Microsoft, etc"

SELinux is already upstream. Why is Novell selling security as a proprietary add on?. The user space solution for apprmor is still proprietary for your information.


"There's nothing stopping Red Hat, etc from reviewing the code as it's under the GPL."

Its not. Its under the Xorg license. Atleast get the facts straight

:What have companies such as Red Hat and Mandriva done in the last year that is so significant and wasn't just an attempt to make money?:

Who maintains glibc, gcc, large portions of the linux kernel.large amount of GNOME modules etc?

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RE[4]: Not Invented Here
by Dark_Knight on Mon 20th Feb 2006 18:08 in reply to "RE[3]: Not Invented Here"
Dark_Knight Member since:
2005-07-10

Manmist,

Regarding AppArmor: "SELinux is already upstream. Why is Novell selling security as a proprietary add on?. The user space solution for apprmor is still proprietary for your information."

These links http://developer.novell.com/wiki/index.php/Apparmor_FAQ and http://www.novell.com/products/apparmor/overview.html will explain the product better to you. As for your "proprietary add on" comment I've already stated AppArmor is licensed under the Gnu Public License (GPL) and therefore has no licensing fees. Novell is not forcing anyone to use the security product. What's good is by releasing the product under the GPL they are giving everyone access to another security tool in which to secure their networks.

Regarding XGL license: "Its not. Its under the Xorg license. Atleast get the facts straight"

Well then what you're implying is that information online such as here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XGL where it's stated XGL was released open source 02/02/06 is incorrect.

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