The XGL development model
Posted Dec 22, 2005 6:22 UTC (Thu) by airlied
Parent article: The XGL development model
I'm one of those locked out developers, I've long had interest in getting Xgl and more specifically (Xegl) going but not enough spare time to contribute in a massive way, however I've always planned to make time over Xmas this year to get the Xegl working on my r300 based laptop using open drivers.
The fact that Novell is sitting on code that is orthogonal to what I am going to work on (as far as I know they have no-one going to work on Xegl, its all Xglx with stacked servers), but to get Xegl to a working state I've got to fix up a lot of problems in the public tree that the Novell developers have already told me, they've fixed and it'll be available soon, soon being about 3-4 months now and holding...
It just gets very frustrating, I don't think they care about developers criticising the Xgl idea over any other, I think it is really just some stupid wanting to make a big splash in Novell Desktop with a GNOME desktop customised to it, and leave KDE (two developers of which I also know are locked out from the code base) looking less cool... I don't really care about the DE, I want to provide open drivers to use Xgl so people can use it on non-proprietary drivers and open development up to people who can't/won't run proprietary drivers..
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