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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The problem with beryl
by SlackerJack on Sat 17th Feb 2007 21:47 UTC
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Is that it seems to be more about adding features from Vista than something more original. Compiz on the other hand seems to more about stability and need features like metacity theming and more bug fixing.

In the end Beryl is what Quinn wants it to do, her own thing and I don't think Compiz progress is quick enough. IMHO Beryl is going to fast and maybe David is concerned about this, since he's already said the quality of code is not that good in beryl.

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