Lars G 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
>         implementation, 
>         including the Xorg X server.
>         The various developmental/experimental technologies being
>         developed
>         by the above parties will most likely be available to Fedora
>         users in
>         one form or another over time, however everything is quite
>         experimental 
>         at the current point in time to make any solid speculation for
>         the
>         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.  ;)
> Benji 


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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