Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 27th Feb 2006 07:10 UTC, submitted by fsmdave
X11, Window Managers 3D graphics on X11: XGL vs AIGLX. This article delves into the inner workings of XGL and AIGLX. It shows that there are many similarities between these two competing/co-operating "rivals" and plenty of room for growth.
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How soon?
by mcduck on Mon 27th Feb 2006 07:18 UTC
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Hopefully this will be out in some distros before i go nuts waiting for it.

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RE: How soon?
by Best on Mon 27th Feb 2006 07:36 in reply to "How soon?"
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We're already playing with XGL/compiz on a modified Slackware. Ubuntu and Gentoo already have it going too.

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RE[2]: How soon?
by brewin on Mon 27th Feb 2006 08:10 in reply to "RE: How soon?"
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Yes, I've got XGL working on Gentoo. It's very unstable, but it all works, wobbly windows and all.

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RE: How soon?
by abhaysahai on Mon 27th Feb 2006 08:17 in reply to "How soon?"
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Ubuntu, Gentoo and SUSE have XGL in their testing branches.
I am personally using it on Ubuntu dapper and it works beautifully.
Never had a more beautiful desktop.

If you use Ubuntu, Check This forum entry
Enjoy eye candy.

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RE[2]: How soon?
by searly on Mon 27th Feb 2006 09:12 in reply to "RE: How soon?"
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I also tried it out on dapper and the effects are beautiful. However it frequently completely freezes up X and i have to switch of the machine. I have an ATI Mobility X300 and use the flgrx driver. Shame really so not for daily use at the moment (well not for me anyway).

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RE[2]: How soon?
by Knuckles on Mon 27th Feb 2006 10:14 in reply to "RE: How soon?"
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I'm currently using Xgl with ubuntu dapper full-time on an old Athlon 650Mhz with 256mb ram and a geforce2mx (32mb), and it runs quite nicely, I haven't had a problem with crashes so far.

This old machine is kicking some serious ass!

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RE: How soon?
by NxStY on Mon 27th Feb 2006 20:23 in reply to "How soon?"
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AIGLX will be ready in a couple of months since it mostly uses the existing inrastructure, probably with the X11 7.1 release scheduled for april. Xglx is a more long term goal.

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