Xgl/Xegl future?

Nicola Squartini tensor5 at gmail.com
Mon Aug 22 05:32:13 PDT 2005

On Fri, 2005-08-19 at 12:36 +0200, Matthias Hopf wrote:

> On Aug 19, 05 11:55:25 +0200, Christian Parpart wrote:
> > 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.
> David is still busy working on Xgl. Jon was mostly contributing a large
> part to Xegl, the stand-alone version of Xgl.
> I'm sad he left, but development will continue. There are still so many
> rough edges and unfinished buisness in Xgl itself, that work naturally
> concentrates on this stuff.
> > However, are there others that are contributing to it? Is there even *any* 
> > future of getting OpenGL-backed X11 some day?
> I assume so :)
> I wouldn't work on it otherwise.
> There is one more thing going on that *really* makes me nervous:
> M$ trying to push out OpenGL from Windows:
> http://www.opengl.org/discussion_boards/cgi_directory/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=12;t=000001

That makes even more important to have a big project, like Xgl, based on
OpenGL. This way video card vendors will understand that maintaining
OpenGL on their cards is useful to Linux not just to run 3D

> CU
> Matthias
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