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: Fork better than branch
by korpenkraxar on Tue 19th Sep 2006 23:09 UTC in reply to "Fork better than branch"
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hopefully the competing solutions will converge or be eliminated until only the best is left.

öhhm, yeah, can you give any good examples of when that actually happens in the open source world. My guess is that developer, user and media attention will help generate lots of independent projects, which will hopefully all be a bit different so as to cater for different users and needs. Project convergence = stagnation in the open source world, if anything.

Edited 2006-09-19 23:22

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