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AIGLX project for Linux desktop eye candy using OpenGL API-based 3D effects

Category: ApplicationsComments

May 09, 2006

AIGLX is a project that aims to enable OpenGL API-accelerated effects ( Mac OS X and Vista-like eye candy) on a standard Linux desktop. It uses a lightly modified X server (that includes a couple of extensions), an updated Mesa package that adds some new protocol support and a version of metacity with a composite manager. The end result is that you can use OpenGL API-based effects on your desktop with very few changes, the ability to turn it on and off at will, and you don’t have to replace your X server in the process.

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