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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aiglx and XGL
by JrezIN on Tue 21st Feb 2006 02:01 UTC
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2005-06-29

Some quotes from Christopher Blizzard's post [1] :

"However, thereís been a huge number of external contributions to the aiglx work from outside of Red Hat and one of the primary components of aiglx (the pixmap to texture extension) actually comes from the XGL! Itís just where itís integrated thatís important. At worst, itís a competition, at best, itís inadvertent teamwork."

"Because thatís where the real value is in compiz - not the window management capabilities, but the great 3D effects it has. It would be great if we could get the best of both worlds and deliver a unified solution."

Just take a look in the entire post. There's some usefull info from this dev's point of view.
[1] http://www.0xdeadbeef.com/?p=178

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RE: aiglx and XGL
by Rehdon on Tue 21st Feb 2006 08:53 in reply to "aiglx and XGL"
Rehdon Member since:
2005-07-06

Was just going to quote from the same post to note that, as usual, the devs tell a different tale: not a RedHat vs. Novell all-out war, but a competition with cooperation typical of open source development.

Folks, can we stop seeing it either black or white? This is free software we're talking about, the (comparative) waste of resources is more than compensated by the fact that choice is good, that different paths can be tested and tried, and that good code doesn't get wasted anyway, as the example above shows.

Enough with silly flamewars.

rehdon

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