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Compiz, Beryl, and David Reveman


October 5, 2006 11:10 am





Reveman on Beryl
Our latest Novell Open Audio, features an interview with David Reveman about the recently announced project called Beryl, which forks from Reveman’s Compiz project.

You may recall that David is the hacker behind Xgl and Compiz, which are collectively known as Desktop Effects. David has been on Novell Open Audio twice before, once to explain Xgl/Compiz and once from GUADEC to give us an update on the features he would focus on next.

We pursued the interview after a couple of Novell’s field technical specialists contacted us regarding Quinn Storm’s announcement. We recorded the interview last Thursday, but sometimes it’s hard to get stuff done relative to other commitments. Sorry for the delay on this one.

So why cover a fork? Don’t these things happen all the time? Well, when I first read Quinn’s post, I thought to myself, “Oh, no…this is one thing Novell doesn’t need right now.” Just when it seems that the community is starting to see that maybe Novell is a decent open source citizen, having a fork cite its impetus as, essentially, frustration in working with Novell goes against the culture that I think Novell has been working to live. It upsets me, since I have to be able to represent Novell with integrity. (more̷ ;)

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