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: Serves Compiz Right!
by nzjrs on Tue 19th Sep 2006 20:39 UTC in reply to "Serves Compiz Right!"
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Give me stability and cohesiveness (vanilla) over features and instability (quinn) any day.....

Just my experience thought, disregard it at will..

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RE[2]: Serves Compiz Right!
by WiLLiE on Tue 19th Sep 2006 23:06 in reply to "RE: Serves Compiz Right!"
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Thats not my experience at all.
I've been running quinns version for many months now, and I think it's very stable. (both on aiglx/xgl and with intel i915/nvidia)

For Ati users there is still some problems but that is due to the buggy drivers from Ati, so don't blame that on Quinns verion of compiz.

On the contrary however, I tried the original compiz version on Suse 10.x and that one had a tendency to crash from time to time. Oh, the irony.

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