Thursday, October 14, 2004

Dynamic XGL post

Moosy Compiz/ XGL post, LAST UPDATE: jan 14, 2007


Nov 2004 - David Reveman started to work on XGL
Jan 2005 - Novell hired David Reveman. David was the only one working on a new Xserver based on OpenGL/Glitz.
During 2005, Matthias Hopf - working for suse (source)
Dec 2005 - The code was developed 'closed source' and a discussion started
Jan 2006 - Novell opens-up the XGL development and donates the XGL code (source)
Feb 2006 - Full opensource the code. The new windows manager, Compiz is released as well.
Feb 2006 - David Reveman about AIGLX, here

David Reveman, 2006
wikipedia David

The cooperation between the XGL and AIGLX projects to bring better interfaces for the Linux desktop continues as David Reveman (Novell) of XGL has agreed to adopt many changes from the AIGLX project sent in by Kristian Hogsberg (Red Hat).

Jul 2006 - David Reveman on Novell Open Audio here
dec 2006/ jan 2007 - new page and new logo for compiz (


wikipedia David Reveman wikipedia XGL

XGL, a graphics subsystem that leverages the power of OpenGL. Compiz is an OpenGL compositing manager that use GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap for binding redirected top-level windows to texture objects. It has a flexible plug-in system and it is designed to run well on most graphics hardware. Check... business value of xgl


David Reveman
Novell site:

This is the best video demo of Xgl/Compiz I’ve seen yet:
Xgl Demo 57.9Mb xvid

Wallpapers and artwork

Jakub Steiner 1920x1200 1600x1200

logo for compiz ?? here

Howto and refs

ATI howto: MOOSY - ATI and SLED10 (Dynamic post)
vinchar's ATI howto new here

Nvidea howto: Scott Morris - Good howto for Nvidea

Installing XGL on SUSE LINUX 10.0 or 10.1

Cards found tobe supported

Skydome (background cube)

dr. red xgl tweak part 1

*dr. red xgl tweak part 2 - zooming, transparancy, top cube

* xgl tweak part 3 - SVG on top of cube

water plugin

compiz load order

gset-compiz (gui for compiz settings)

load order of the compiz plugins
more about the plugins

script to add svg files to the top of the cube


compiz web site

compiz forum

openSUSE wiki for Xgl
openSUSE wiki for compiz