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Australian PC Authority: GL to the Power of X

May 26, 2006, 08:30 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Leigh Dyer)

"It's always fun when the future sneaks up on you, and in the last few months that's exactly what's happened in the land of X. Hackers at Novell crawled into a deep, dark basement and spent months hacking away in secret before emerging in January, eyes blinking from the light, with a still experimental but surprisingly usable OpenGL-based X server called Xgl.

"Xgl on its own isn't exactly new--work started around 2004, and I even mentioned it along with other upcoming technologies in issue 98, but thanks to Novell's most recent round of work, it's solid enough to use on a daily basis if you don't mind a little instability

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