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]: Stick with it!
by korpenkraxar on Tue 19th Sep 2006 23:16 UTC in reply to "RE: Stick with it!"
korpenkraxar
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2005-09-10

nobody complains that we have kwin, metacity, *boxes etc etc.

Yes, all these freakin' save-[Joe Sixpack][my grandmother]-the-headache-of-learning-new-in-five-minutes usability zealots... sorry, I meant Ubuntu users. :-p

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