terraformers at gmail.com
Wed Mar 1 22:37:12 UTC 2006
On Thu, 2006-02-09 at 19:29 -0500, Benjy Grogan wrote:
> On 2/1/06, Mike A. Harris <mharris at mharris.ca> wrote:
> Benjy Grogan wrote:
> > I hear that in a week or so Novell will be releasing the
> source code to
> > XGL for X11 7.0. Will it be possible to have XGL available
> in Extras
> > for FC5? I'm guessing it's one of those new X11 modules
> that v7.0 is
> > all about. But I know little about XGL and would like to
> test it out to
> > know more. It's going to be in NLD 10 in a few months.
> There are a lot of X related "goodies" that are up and coming
> in the
> X development world, including technologies being developed by
> Red Hat,
> Novell, Sun, and various others in the community. The current
> plan for
> Fedora Core 5, is to ship X11R7.0 as the official X
> including the Xorg X server.
> The various developmental/experimental technologies being
> by the above parties will most likely be available to Fedora
> users in
> one form or another over time, however everything is quite
> at the current point in time to make any solid speculation for
> inclusion of other components into Fedora Core 5 at this time.
> Maybe Fedora could do something like was done with SELinux? Where it
> was available in FC2 but not by default. In an update for X11 from
> 7.0 to 7.1 for FC5 the Xgl branch could be included along with
> instructions on how to enable it. This is how Novell will be
> introducing Xgl to it's NLD10 distribution. It seems like a good way
> to get Xgl tested early and it's the perfect place for it to take
> place, in Fedora.
> I'm eager to see how Xgl works. :) And then I guess compiz would be
> the next request. ;)
just tried the fresh fc5 xgl rpms from
and it works great here on a geforce 6600gt.
finally some candy to play with for us poor nvidia driver users! :-)
big thanks to Spot !!
Lars G <terraformers at gmail.com>
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