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 rockmen1 on Tue 21st Feb 2006 10:44 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Not Invented Here"
rockmen1
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2006-02-04

I agree.Why Linux Desktop progress so slowly,I think the community is doing to much disgussion on the architecture rather than making things actually done.

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RE[4]: Not Invented Here
by Ookaze on Tue 21st Feb 2006 14:58 in reply to "RE[3]: Not Invented Here"
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2005-11-14

Why Linux Desktop progress so slowly,I think the community is doing to much disgussion on the architecture rather than making things actually done

You are wrong. While users uselessly argue, developers are actually doing work.
But the fact is that right now, none of the solutions works really and can replace anything, unless you want to restrict yourself, and want to use developement code.
None of these can replace my current XOrg with multiple simultaneous sessions of Gnome, KDE, XFce. None of these can work reliably with the binary NVidia cards, and none allow me to look at accelerated (overlay) videos with NVidia cards. None of these compositors work with KDE either.
And still, people here argue about code that are not even stable yet. I mean, some people love to whine and argue.

My POV is that people loved to argue that Vista was years ahead (even though it's not even out), forgetting Mac OS X, and now we have 2 big projects that just shows that FOSS, as always, never stopped going forward while people were disparaging it. Because now, we have at least 2 big projects that are very promising. That some people prefer one or another is irrelevant, you have the choice to install one, the other, both or none.

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