[Nottingham] Getting Xgl to work

Martin martin at ml1.co.uk
Wed Jul 5 11:33:33 BST 2006

Martin Garton wrote:
> On Wed, 2006-07-05 at 01:55 +0100, Martin wrote:
>>>And what about XGL? :)
>>OK... What is or uses that?
> My understanding is this:
> XGL is an X server that runs on top of a subset of the OpenGL API.  It
> actually runs in addition to your existing X server, using the existing
> servers GLX capabilities to provide the OpenGL functionality needed.
> What uses it?  Well, it's an X server so lots of things can use it.
> Notably though, compiz (a window and compositing manager) makes good use
> of its compositing capabilities.  You may have seen the "wobbily
> windows" and "virtual desktops on a cube" effects.

Oh, /that/ one that you talked about and demonstrated some nice videos
for some time ago.

Yep, certainly something fun to play with and to look forward to when it
becomes more mainstream. Should obliterate Windows Vista for sure!

For further discussion at tonight's foodie-social meetup?


Martin Lomas
martin at ml1.co.uk

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