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 Hamman on Wed 20th Sep 2006 12:05 UTC in reply to "RE: Stick with it!"
Hamman
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2006-01-02

Make that software companies(typo, sorry). ISV's are gonna look at Linux and say "so you've got two [whatever XGL and AIGLX should be called], two desktop enviroments, two toolkits and two compositing managers. And that's with a marketshare of a few tens of a percent(or whatever it is now). Yeah, great platform..."

If speaking the truth mens coming through as a windows troll, I'm prepared to pay that price.

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