Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 19th Sep 2006 15:07 UTC, submitted by SEJeff
X11, Window Managers Just when you thought fancy effects on Linux desktops started to get remotely understandable, focussing on Aiglx/Xgl with Compiz, a fork of Compiz is announced: Beryl. This is the logical continuation of the popular compiz-quinnstorm branch, used by many Ubuntu users. "During this summer, and during the last few weeks, some major additions were done in compiz-quinnstorm, bringing a whole new decorator, cgwd, which was designed to be fully themable, and a new settings backend, csm, which intended to drop most of the gnome deps - there were other reasons for this, but this is not our current subject. Consequently, we reached a situation where it's quite impossible to come back." The main reason is general unwillingness to work with and unresponsiveness to the developers of the -quinnstorm branch from the official Compiz guys.
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Kwin and Metacity
by Xaero_Vincent on Tue 19th Sep 2006 16:05 UTC
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Compiz will be superseded by compositing Kwin and Metacity window managers in the near future. They will have their own unique effects native to the desktop environment.

I believe KDE 4.0 will include an experimental compositing Kwin with effects that will further improve as the 4.x series progresses?

I'm not so sure with Gnome but maybe they'll do something to Metacity in Gnome 2.18 or 2.20?

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