Desktop effect on all computers! A call for G3D support of Compiz Fusion

Vincent Trouilliez vincent.trouilliez at
Mon Nov 5 18:10:02 UTC 2007

> Right now, the entire Compiz Fusion is built on OpenGL
> Since OpenGL works on limited hardware, we cannot have desktop effect on majority
> ofmachines out there.
> However, another 3D library, the G3D cpp library,
> works even if you don't have a 3D acceleration card. I think its a good idea
> to provide G3D support when
> OpenGL hardware is not present. It may provide less desktop effect than
> OpenGL


I ma not sure I understand everything, it's confusing.
You say that OpenGl provides desktop effects, which it doens't, as it's
"just" a graphics library, as I undestand it.
Also, OpenGL doesn't require any 3D H/W to operate, as far as I know.
If you have a 3D graphics card that can accelerate the rendering then
great, but if not, well it will just use software emulation and that's
it, just like this G3D thing probably does.

Whatever this G3D stuff is, I do'nt see any (good, or any really) reason
to use it over OpenGL, which widely used and mature and tested and
and and and...


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