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August 9, 2006

Compiz/XGL

Filed under: Linux, Software, Technolgoy, Tutorials — rakeshvk @ 6:35 am

I have been using XGL/Compiz since i heard about it from Novell. I was amazed to see the power of free software. You don’t have to really wait for a big guy like Microsoft to implement something of this sort, and eventually pay for it. This is were open source rocks!!! If you have a great idea, there are people to help you and recognize you, like what David Raveman, creator of XGL did.

XGL is a Xserver writer on top OpenGL. This really exploits the capabilities of a 3D capable card, does brining the Eye candy look and fell to your operating environment. Download and install the SuSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 to fell the magic of XGL.

History

Nov 2004 – David Reveman started to work on XGL
Jan 2005 – Novell hired David Reveman. David was the only one working on a new Xserver based on OpenGL/Glitz.
During 2005, Matthias Hopf – working for suse (source)
Dec 2005 – The code was developed ‘closed source’ and a discussion started
Jan 2006 – Novell opens-up the XGL development and donates the XGL code (source)
Feb 2006 – Full opensource the code. The new windows manager, Compiz is released as well.
Feb 2006 – David Reveman about AIGLX, here

David Reveman, 2006

The cooperation between the XGL and AIGLX projects to bring better interfaces for the Linux desktop continues as David Reveman (Novell) of XGL has agreed to adopt many changes from the AIGLX project sent in by Kristian Hogsberg (Red Hat).

Jul 2006 – David Reveman on Novell Open Audio here .click here to know more about xgl >>>> . Mean while check out this video >>>>

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1 Comment »

  1. Hello

    Great book. I just want to say what a fantastic thing you are doing! Good luck!

    Bye

    Comment by tovorinok — July 5, 2007 @ 4:34 am


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