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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RE: I'm On Board
by Daniel Borgmann on Tue 19th Sep 2006 17:43 UTC in reply to "I'm On Board"
Daniel Borgmann
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Many of the tools are "hackish", and unprofessional but Quinnstorm has the most features out there

That's the same impression I got when I tried the Quinnstorm packages. When I initially tried the original XGL/Compiz combo, I was surprised by how stable and well-thought out the individual features appeared. I did not get this impression with Quinnstorm/Beryl at all. This fork makes sense to me, so we can have a testbed for experimental features and hacking, as well as a more sober original version.

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