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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I'm On Board
by mike hess on Tue 19th Sep 2006 17:05 UTC
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I've been using Quinnstorm for a few months now.

Anyone who cares about compositing on the linux desktop should see this as a very good thing. The Quinnstorm package has had more features than Compiz since its inception. And recently, a lot of new features have been added to configure and personalize the various effects.

Many of the tools are "hackish", and unprofessional but Quinnstorm has the most features out there, provide great support at #xgl @

Rather than write their own compositing effects, Metacity developers should work with the Quinnstorm people to better integrate the projects.

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RE: I'm On Board
by Daniel Borgmann on Tue 19th Sep 2006 17:43 in reply to "I'm On Board"
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Many of the tools are "hackish", and unprofessional but Quinnstorm has the most features out there

That's the same impression I got when I tried the Quinnstorm packages. When I initially tried the original XGL/Compiz combo, I was surprised by how stable and well-thought out the individual features appeared. I did not get this impression with Quinnstorm/Beryl at all. This fork makes sense to me, so we can have a testbed for experimental features and hacking, as well as a more sober original version.

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RE[2]: I'm On Board
by nzjrs on Tue 19th Sep 2006 19:49 in reply to "RE: I'm On Board"
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I agree. Upstream is about 7x more stable than quinns fork

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