Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 25th Jan 2007 01:08 UTC
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris "For some time now, I've been working with members of In Situ team to integrate their Metisse software in Mandriva Linux and it is really exciting. Mandriva will announce very soon (today or tomorrow) Metisse will be part of Mandriva Spring 2007 and is also available as a Live CD based on Mandriva 2007.0 and GNOME right now so everybody can try Metisse right now and report bugs."
Thread beginning with comment 205487
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
Hmmmm
by elzurawka on Thu 25th Jan 2007 01:36 UTC
elzurawka
Member since:
2005-07-08

This looks like an underpowered beryl or compiz. Although im sure there is some nice new features, wouldn't it be better to just make a plugin for beryl? Although it is not stable yet, it is maturing quickly.

Reply Score: 1

RE: Hmmmm
by Ventajou on Thu 25th Jan 2007 01:57 in reply to "Hmmmm"
Ventajou Member since:
2006-10-31

Maybe it's not as dependent on the video drivers, which would allow it to work out of the box on much more hardware.

I watched their videos and they insist that it's not a 3d desktop...

The copy/paste and view of all virtual desktops seem pretty neat. But rotating the windows toward the side of the screen makes them quite impractical. And the mirror function seems plain useless...

Reply Parent Score: 2

RE: Hmmmm
by nzjrs on Thu 25th Jan 2007 02:28 in reply to "Hmmmm"
nzjrs Member since:
2006-01-02

Im sorry, you appear to have not read the article. Did you see the "not a 3d desktop part?"

Im all for branching out and investigating new avenues! Compiz is one approach and Metisse is another.

Hopefully both will converge and the best parts will make it into Metacity and Kwin.

I particuarly like the page curl as text is copy and pasted

Reply Parent Score: 1