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]: Kwin and Metacity
by spstarr on Wed 20th Sep 2006 05:34 UTC in reply to "RE: Kwin and Metacity"
spstarr
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2006-02-21

I don't know how well that could work. Beryl/Compiz plugins are written in C, so you'd need to be able to load them in C++ and they'd need a total rewrite as plugins in compiz are raw xlib programmed, no KDE, no GNOME just X11 programming.

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