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: Always hated gconf
by Daniel Borgmann on Tue 19th Sep 2006 17:48 UTC in reply to "Always hated gconf"
Daniel Borgmann
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That doesn't make a lot of sense... gconf-editor is not meant as a configuration utility for users. The only reason you _had_ to use it, is that things are still very much work in progress and experimental. As a user interface, I find the CSM utility even more horrible to be honest. What I don't really understand is why they had to drop gconf to support csm, I thought the plan always was to support multiple configuration plugins.

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