Edgy or Dapper ?

Mario Vukelic mario.vukelic at dantian.org
Tue Nov 21 19:36:15 UTC 2006

On Tue, 2006-11-21 at 15:03 -0400, Guillermo Garron wrote:

> I have seen compiz on fedora6 and it is nice, i would like to have it
> also on my ubuntu PC,

So far neither AIGLX nor XGL are the default on any Ubuntu release, or
even particularly well-integrated. You can get them to run on both 6.06
LTS (Dapper) and 6.10 (Edgy) though. However Edgy has xorg 7.1, so it is
easier there:


>  but i have read that for iaxgl

There is either AIGLX or XGL

>  assuming it's LTS dapper is never going to have this things?

The goal of 6.06 LTS (Long Time Support) is stability and supportability
for a long time (3 years security support on desktop, 5 years on
server). Therefore the right place for new and unstable technology like
AIGLX and XGL it 6.10, which is more focused on getting new technology
to work. Let 6.10's code name, Edgy Eft, guide you: it is a bit "edgy"

> or I just have to wait a
> little bit more to have it also on dapper, 

Dapper will only get security fixes and a few minor updates over its
lifetime. There will be no major changes in order to keep it stable.

New development went on in Edgy which was just released and will
continue in Feisty Fawn (7.04). After Feisty there will likely be
another release with new tech (probably 7.10), and this will be followed
by another LTS release which again will be very stable and supported for
a long time.

See Feisty plans for AIGLX here:

As to which release you shall install now:
      * If you are interested in stability foremost, go with Dapper,
        6.06 LTS. Some very new hardware might work better in 6.10,
        Edgy, though
      * If you are interested in new tech, go with Edgy. Note that some
        people had problems with it, but for others it made stuff work
        that didn't in Edgy. Read the mailing list archives for
        November, there were heated discussions:
      * Development is going on for Feisty, if you do not require your
        PC to work at all times and want the bleeding and sometimes
        breaking edge, you can install Edgy and upgrade to Feisty

Read the release notes:

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