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]: AIXGL update
by chris_dk on Mon 20th Feb 2006 19:57 UTC in reply to "RE: AIXGL update"
chris_dk
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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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RE[3]: AIXGL update
by somebody on Mon 20th Feb 2006 21:03 in reply to "RE[2]: AIXGL update"
somebody Member since:
2005-07-07

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

By XGL probably not.

But AIGLX has a software fallout, where you can at least disable it or replace it with default RENDER acceleration of your card. Read NVidia XDevConf papers for that info.

This is where XGL and AIGLX structure differrentiate. One is limited and other tries to support as much as possible.

But in the end effects provided to you should be the same.

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RE[4]: AIXGL update
by poofyhairguy on Mon 20th Feb 2006 22:15 in reply to "RE[3]: AIXGL update"
poofyhairguy Member since:
2005-07-14

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

By XGL probably not.


Bull. There are already people on the Ubuntu forum that are getting XGL to work at some level with VERY old Nvidia hardware. While the wiki page for Redhat's work says almost no drivers work.

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RE[3]: AIXGL update
by aent on Wed 22nd Feb 2006 03:53 in reply to "RE[2]: AIXGL update"
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2006-01-25

I'm already running compiz and Xgl on my GeForce 2 Go with a Pentium 3 M. Trying to watch movies and shit like that is totally unusable (it skips a bit, totally unusable might be a little extreme), but the actual desktop affects like the wobbly windows are actually smooth... dragging windows around the desktop is actually smoother than before. I tried even loading up a TON of windows and using stuff like the expose and cube feature constantly. Occasionally, it will skip around when doing those effects, but for the most part, its still pretty smooth. The only issue is the nvidia driver in Xgl is a little bit buggy, I get some artifacts all around my desktop, especially with Firefox for some reason.

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