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XGL: +50 to Shiny!
« on: April 30, 2006, 04:01:19 am »
XGL is an OpenGL (3d accelerated) desktop server for linux. Simply put, it lets you have a lot of really shiny visual effects in your desktop using the power of your graphics card. Check out the demo video. http://www.freedesktop.org/~davidr/xgl-demo1.xvid.avi

A lot of the things in the video I've seen in Mac OSX before... My roomate just got a brand new 19" iMac, and I liked a lot of what I saw. I'm compiling XGL now though, and hopefully this should cure my Mac envy. :-)

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« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2006, 05:38:10 am »
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« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2006, 10:49:01 am »
Oh yeah! Eye-candy overload! :-)
Been playing with this thing all night. Just realized it's 5am. Anyone know how to record screen-shot videos in linux? I'd like to make my own short video with some of the new features. The rain/water plugin is just pure shiny!

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« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2006, 07:11:56 pm »
Ooh, this is very interesting. Let me know how it works out.

I'll want to give it a try on my SuSE 10.0 system, though I've found out that SuSE isn't all that good about these things. Great distribution for the office but a lot of the multimedia support is deliberately crippled.
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« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2006, 08:01:45 pm »
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Oh yeah! Eye-candy overload! :-)
Been playing with this thing all night. Just realized it's 5am. Anyone know how to record screen-shot videos in linux?
http://xvidcap.sourceforge.net/

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http://www.unixuser.org/~euske/vnc2swf/
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« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2006, 12:00:53 am »
Tried all three of those. The first gets about 5fps, the second just crashes, and the third can't even start.