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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AIXGL update
by SlackerJack on Mon 20th Feb 2006 18:25 UTC
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2005-11-12

The page says

"NVidia has told us that they will be adding support for GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap in the next release of their binary driver, which will enable the aiglx code to run."

Yet GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap is already in 8178 nvidia driver, if it was not we wouldn't have got compiz to work. My glxinfo says it's there.

Edited 2006-02-20 18:28

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RE: AIXGL update
by karl on Mon 20th Feb 2006 19:02 in reply to "AIXGL update"
karl Member since:
2005-07-06

This extension is not yet supported by any of the existing opengl drivers. It is not present in the 8178 Nvidia drivers. It is planned that following versions of the Nvidia drivers will have this extension.

Hopefully ATI will follow suit and quickly add support for this to their propietary drivers....

The reason the extension isn't already available in the Nvidia drivers is due to the fact that the extension hasn't been completely fleshed out yet-ie. there is still ongoing discussion on it's final standardization-much of the problems being discussed were the subject of meetings at the last XDevConf-and some of those present have stated that there appears to be consensus on this extension and that some of these problems were resolved in these meetings...

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RE[2]: AIXGL update
by SlackerJack on Mon 20th Feb 2006 19:35 in reply to "RE: AIXGL update"
SlackerJack Member since:
2005-11-12

Sorry my fault, I was looking at the wrong string in glxinfo.

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RE[2]: AIXGL update
by chris_dk on Mon 20th Feb 2006 19:57 in reply to "RE: AIXGL update"
chris_dk Member since:
2005-07-12

Does this mean that older cards like my Geforce2 Pro will not be supported by neither XGL nor Aiglx?

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