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[2]: Normally...
by Daniel Borgmann on Tue 19th Sep 2006 18:08 UTC in reply to "RE: Normally..."
Daniel Borgmann
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2005-07-08

As compiz developers didn't realize that themeable windows was a good point in modern desktops

That does not seem like a fair evaluation to me. To quote from the TODO file of the gnome-window-decorator:

* Plugin interface

* Plugin with SVG-based theme support

* Plugin that supports old metacity themes


cgwd made a very rushed and somewhat buggy impression on me. While it is good to have, I would not consider it a complete superset of gnome-window-decorator just yet. In any case, this is hardly a problem since window decorators are replacable already.

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