Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 17th Feb 2007 18:45 UTC, submitted by GhePeU
X11, Window Managers David Reveman writes: "I'd like to get all of you updated on the compiz related things discussed at the X developer conference that was held last week. My talk was mainly focused on 'what's next' and how to get desktop compositing in X to the next level." He also discussed the fork: "I had the chance to talk to Quinn Storm from the beryl project during xdevconf. I would have hoped that the current situation with beryl could be improved but it seems like Quinn at least isn't interested in that. However, after talking to Quinn it's very clear to me that the fork was partially motivated by assumptions that were wrong."
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sour grapes?
by jasutton on Sat 17th Feb 2007 20:48 UTC
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All the stuff he's said concerning Beryl seems to be rather embittered. I think just about everyone in the community realizes at this point that Beryl has been making improvements in leaps and bounds. David seems to have two main goals in his post:

1. To try to point out that Beryl's improvements have been "temporary solutions and workarounds." OK, but provide a little evidence before expecting people to believe this statement.

2. To claim that everyone is working on the fork, and not on Compiz, and that's not fair. Tough.

I enjoyed reading this choice statement in particular:

I'm sure that there's people involved in the beryl project that will sooner or later realize that they've made a mistake

This seems to say that people that chose to involve themselves in Beryl have made a mistake by doing so. This is jealousy at its finest. Insulting the developers isn't going to make them any more friendly toward Compiz.

I appreciate the work that's put into both projects, as they have made my Linux experience more fun, to say the least. But, I get sick when I read flame posts like this.

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