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[2]: Always hated gconf
by elsewhere on Tue 19th Sep 2006 18:04 UTC in reply to "RE: Always hated gconf"
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That doesn't make a lot of sense... gconf-editor is not meant as a configuration utility for users.


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.

The lack of a gconf dependency means that I, as a KDE user, can run compiz-quinn without requiring the Gnome DE to be installed alongside it. I'm not saying that was the intent, but I'm grateful for it none the less. Seems a little ridiculous to download a DE to use a "desktop agnostic" window manager.

Besides, if gconf-editor isn't meant as a config utility, why wouldn't they seperate the config into something less agnostic that could have a proper config utility written around it?

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