Now there are two 3D-enhanced X servers available: some Red Hat hackers
have released some code which they call Accelerated
Indirect GL X
, or AIGLX. "We have a lightly modified X server
(that includes a couple of extensions), an updated Mesa package that adds
some new protocol support and a version of metacity with a composite
manager. The end result is that you can use GL effects on your desktop with
very few changes, the ability to turn it on and off at will, and you don't
have to replace your X server in the process.
" Much of this code
will ship with Fedora Core 5; for the impatient, there are some
which will make AIGLX work on the just-announced
FC5t3 release. The site includes the obligatory demo
animations and a few digs at Novell's competing XGL work.
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