Novell announces Xgl/Compiz release
Posted Feb 7, 2006 19:39 UTC (Tue) by mmarq
Parent article: Novell announces Xgl/Compiz release
A deserved kudos to Novell
Nevertheless it could be a great opportunity to clean the mess about the different design and implementations of Open Source video subsystem...
kinda of thinking of deriving a "AS COMON AS POSSILE" framework from a soup of XGL, XeGL, DRM/DRI, Cairo/Glitz, Xara engine, Arthur, metisse, fbdev and of course compiz...
Its going to be OpenGL X window based. Its a start, no?!... but couldnt it have common layer engines, from what would be in kernel(linux?), to what would be in a window manager and desktop toolkits, passing trough some common middle rendering engines standards.
Differentiation is good. But differentiation based on same basic building blocs would be terrific, and the panorama right now is still close to a Babel Tower...
Ma$ter is getting cold sweats by this days... but if dreaming BIG and not shy of a complete 3D vector desktop from "fonts" to every "widget" would make them in complete panic ,the merrier... because getting worst than this central powers desimformation(FUD) and market "satanic" bending that open source has got in the last few years, specialy on the desktop, is simply not possible in my opinion.
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