Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 27th Feb 2007 22:34 UTC, submitted by dumbkiwi
X11, Window Managers Two more articles on Beryl. The first one is on drag and drop in Beryl: "What does Beryl add to the drag and drop picture? Well, for a start, if you've got a lot of windows open, it's easier to find the target if you can see all the windows at once. Also, if you want to drop a file/text on an application on another desktop, you can do this much more easily. This is a cool little feature that allows you to drag and drop files between applications on the same desktop, or different desktops." The second one is a performance tweak for Beryl.
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RE: Compiz
by dumbkiwi on Wed 28th Feb 2007 01:22 UTC in reply to "Compiz"
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What is the problem here? Compiz is under the GPL, and Beryl has incorporated some of its code into it's plugin. There is nothing in the GPL that requires attribution other than through inclusion of an "appropriate copyright notice", in fact the FSF people get upset when people start requiring attribution greater than that. Notwithstanding that point, one of the very points of using the GPL license is to allow others to use, develop and enhance code for the benefit of all. Beryl is simply exercising the very freedoms that the developers of Compiz gave them by distributing compiz it under the GPL. They should be applauded for pushing development of these technologies, as should the original compiz authors.

Squabbling over attribution in the context of GPL licensed code seems silly to me.

As for the timing of the article, all the dnd stuff has only started working properly for me in the last week or so. Previously, hovering over a window did not deactivate scale, and once that started working, it only handled objects selected from gtk apps, and not kde apps. Now all of that seems to work.

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