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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In a nutshell
by poofyhairguy on Mon 20th Feb 2006 22:41 UTC
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Here it is in a nutshell:

Redhat- SAYS that the amazing effects Compiz provides COULD be done with their framework (but all they have to show for it is a Metacity that is primative in comparison). Says that the big problems with its framework today (video playing, drivers, etc.) COULD be fixed.

Novell- SHOWS what amazing effects Compiz+ XGL DOES provide today with their framework. Has SHOWN that some of the biggest problems with composite in the past (video playing, lack of being able to use the closed source ATI driver, etc) their framework can fix.

Its the difference between a possibility and a certainty. When Redhat actually SHOWS what their framework can do AT THE LEVEL of what Novell has SHOWN then I will sing a different tune. Till then Novell is pioneering the future of X while Redhat is making promises.

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