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: Stick with it!
by tophfisher on Tue 19th Sep 2006 15:35 UTC in reply to "Stick with it!"
tophfisher
Member since:
2006-04-07

Hamman -

Did you even read the post? If you read it, I think its a good move.

This is how great software is made, it takes time (so does the MS way I suppose) but what you have in the end are very stable and solid product.

Take Apache, MySQL, Gnome, FireFox, Samba, and many other OSS project that may have forked a very long time ago, but after a while, the best project is left standing. The users are better for it in the long run.

Edited 2006-09-19 15:37

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RE[2]: Stick with it!
by yanik on Tue 19th Sep 2006 15:38 in reply to "RE: Stick with it!"
yanik Member since:
2005-07-13

of course it's a good move, if the compiz guyz aren't cutting it, others will take the job. In the end one or two standard will rule them all.

It's a good thing for users.

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v RE[2]: Stick with it!
by vegai on Tue 19th Sep 2006 15:43 in reply to "RE: Stick with it!"