Re: Xgl, Xegl, Xglx, AIGLX, Compiz, Beryl......
Not necessarily; Intel provides open source drivers for their chips with the required support, for example.
As far as I can tell both Xgl and AIGLX both require Binary Drivers to run properly (is this correct?).
See the part titled "Stacking the blocks" in this article, which is a comprehensive insider's review of things going on.
Now... is that right or have I got things all wrong?
I'm all for keeping the current X.org; a separate server has many disadvantages and little benefit, especially with hardware.
lAso, what do people think of in general about replacing Xorg / XFree86? I personaly think that a custom written X Server with 3D Acceleration is a step in the right direction, if only to keep up with modern hardware.
Ditto, already happening with Beryl.
Also I think alot of cool features could come out of a accelerated desktop (things like Expose from Apple's OS X) to really improve usability.
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