Xgl/Xegl future?

Christian Parpart trapni at gentoo.org
Fri Aug 19 02:55:25 PDT 2005

Hi all,

well, within X11, as an end-user, I'd like to know what exactly the future of 
Xgl/Xegl is?

After having read the "Stopping work on EGL and Xgl" by Jon Smirl on exactly 
my birthday's day, I must say I am really confused.

However, are there others that are contributing to it? Is there even *any* 
future of getting OpenGL-backed X11 some day?

I mean, regarding competition to OS/X and the upcoming Win32, I really fear 
for what ppl are going to say about UNIX's user interface.

Or the other way: Will it be possible to do such amazing things w/o 
hardware-OpenGL-based X server? Transparency and shadows actually are really 
nice, still laggy, but they show some good power, however, I got told that 
you could have done with an GL based X server "sooo much" more!

Thanks in advance,
Christian Parpart.

 11:49:02 up 149 days, 56 min,  0 users,  load average: 1.01, 0.84, 0.85
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: not available
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 189 bytes
Desc: not available
URL: <http://lists.x.org/archives/xorg/attachments/20050819/b1f4bbbc/attachment.pgp>

More information about the xorg mailing list