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 AdamW on Tue 19th Sep 2006 18:24 UTC in reply to "Stick with it!"
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Beryl is not an alternative to Xgl or AIGLX. Xgl and AIGLX are the technologies which implement the features necessary to do whizzy 3D desktop effects. *In themselves*, they don't do any whizzy 3D desktop effects. The component which actually does the whizzy 3D desktop effects is the window manager. There are several window managers capable of doing whizzy 3D desktop effects. compiz is one of them. beryl is a fork of compiz. Clear now?

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