Opinion : XGL- An Xserver framework based on OpenGL

Posted by VISITOR on Feb 10, 2006 9:48 PM EDT
All about Linux; By Ravi
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Ramblings of a Linux enthusiast dissecting the pros and cons of integrating XGL in Linux.

Now a days, you see a lot of excitement over XGL - the X server architecture layered on top of OpenGL. What this means is that you can see a flurry of activity on the desktop front, including special effects which would put even the upcoming Microsoft Vista OS to shame. What I find exciting about this project started by David Reveman way back in 2004 is the support and contribution to this project provided by Novell. In fact, Novell has released a few video clips show casing some of the special effects that are possible using XGL which are worth watching. For those of you who are constrained about bandwidth, I have included a few screen shots of the video clips below.

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