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: Stick with it!
by angryrobot on Tue 19th Sep 2006 18:05 UTC in reply to "Stick with it!"
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2006-04-26

Um...you should know that this has nothing at all to do with hardware companies or drivers. It's a compositing framework that sits over the hardware interface layer.

Also, I'd suggest not starting off a comment with something like: "Seriously, you Linux-fans can complain all you want about evil companies not providing drivers and MS controlling the world...". It makes you seem like a Windows troll or something.

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