And again, XGL

Golem had it first today, osnews followed quite soon: Novell published some more of their Xgl source code, and provide it to the public. The’ve made up a small webpage about this release where you can download some nice videos, which show the new abilities which willb e probably shipped together with the new Linux Distribution NLD 10 (btw.: check the file sizes, the ogg files are as half as big as the mpeg streams – theora rules 🙂 ).

It is very, very nice to see this stuff happening, and that the Linux desktop gains more and more power – linux will be ready in case of such stuff when Windows Vista will be released.

One thing about the news pages: if you speak german, you should subscribe to golem – although is normally the first source of information they provide a lot more of information, interviews and in-depth-views around topics like KDE, X.Org and linux development all overall. They had much more stories, hosted movies, made interviews and everything than or any other source I know.

But back to topic: If you have a closer look at the posting at osnews, you will see some links to postings which describe a little bit why Novell decided to release this developments at a whole, and not in parts. The explanations are wort reading: even if you do not agree with them, they give you a better understanding why Novell behaved like this, and what their position is from where they are acting.

Besides that, it gives you a glimpse how the world can work when there are more and more companies joining in the linux development: we get more code, more development, but also more done inside of companies. I think the task for the community will be to show all these companies again annd again and again that they are not allowed to split and fork as they want, because that will just draw linux and all the open source software apart.
So, lot to do for us if I’m right 😉


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