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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Compiz discussion on ML
by spstarr on Wed 20th Sep 2006 05:44 UTC
spstarr
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2006-02-21

If you've been following compiz for a while then you should read my posting:

http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/compiz/2006-September/000423....

I posted that in order to get an idea as to why Novell is not being more open. Instead, I got an answer that was polite, but full of 'well, i'll try to do this and that'.

It doesn't cut it, Open Source progresses when there's action not when you don't have things out in the open in the first place (See Xgl mess).

Right, now Beryl is the best of the bunch until KDE4 and GNOME have their composite effects in order which no doubt will come. But until then, Beryl is sort of a demo of what a 3D desktop *can* do. Surely those effects can be reimplemented in GNOME or KDE4. Everyone will win :-)

Shawn.

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