News from the front lines

Hi guys!  Sorry for the lack of news… I am so busy with my business and the economy still drags its feets…. Had no free time what so ever on MaXX… I really hope you understand the situation… You know that  I got no financial support from anyone including SGI.  Meaning that all costs are covered by Genirix Systems Inc.  My company!   That’s exciting to be your own boss, but so time demanding and stressful.  Got really busy with a special project for one of our special customer… Anyway, I can see the light at the end of the tunnel… Meaning more time to do other stuff :)

So I am thinking of introducing a subscription base thing for The MaXX Interactive Desktop. The focus will be on offering  stability in a production environment. Making sure  that pro-apps like Maya2011 and the likes works perfectly and that you get 100% of your hardware resources… OpenCL/CUDA on the GPU is also a big part of the equation.

About distributions… Well I have to say that yesterday announcement of RHEL 6 release is music to my hears… I cannot say the same if FEDORA 13-14. I experienced weird behaviors with the newer XServer that comes with these two versions…  Might be the new 260 NV driver! Will investigate when I have more spear time.

Last word.  MaXX is here to stay I really would like to spend more time on it to make it a great desktop for power-users and CG professionals, but for that I need your help.  Simple, help me hep you!

Take care all.


  1. avatar Chris Turkel Says:

    This is what you put in .Xdefaults to get around the bug in Xorg and Mwm:

    Mwm*keyboardFocusPolicy: pointer

    At first, it was thought to be a bug in Mwm but it turns out to be a bug in the new Xorg. I think there is a patch already in the Xorg git.

  2. avatar Eric Masson Says:

    @Chris I am loosing the mouse cursor and the focus is all messed up! I must restart 5Dwm from the command-line…. I had that in my .XDefaults file and no change. Did not have that problem on RHEL 6 beta!

    I hate bleeding edge :(

  3. avatar Chris Turkel Says:

    Oh. There is a guy working on an OpenCDE ( and that’s what he told me.

    I use Debian so “bleeding edge” is never an issue for me :P

  4. avatar Eric Masson Says:

    Trying to please everyone, but ending up wasting my time with crazy bugs! :(

  5. avatar high_octane Says:

    I welcome the idea of a Subscription service for MaXX! In order to keep MaXX alive you need money, and this is a great way to do this.

    Might I also suggest letting us donate to the cause. I’m not a programmer, so I can’t help on that end, but I am a user of MaXX, and if I can help financially, I will.

    Welcome back!


  6. avatar Chris Turkel Says:

    I would go for subscription or donation if it meant more regular updates.

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