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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Forking
by IceCubed on Tue 19th Sep 2006 16:40 UTC
IceCubed
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2005-07-01

Forking is almost allways good, it brings competition and inovation. For example - XFree86 and X.org

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RE: Forking
by Xaero_Vincent on Tue 19th Sep 2006 17:13 in reply to "Forking"
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2006-08-18

XFree86 was forked because of a license change. X.Org is the new de-facto standard and now used by virtually every Linux distribution, BSD, and Solaris.

X.Org 7.x is also better with it's completely modular design.

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