Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 17th Feb 2007 18:45 UTC, submitted by GhePeU
X11, Window Managers David Reveman writes: "I'd like to get all of you updated on the compiz related things discussed at the X developer conference that was held last week. My talk was mainly focused on 'what's next' and how to get desktop compositing in X to the next level." He also discussed the fork: "I had the chance to talk to Quinn Storm from the beryl project during xdevconf. I would have hoped that the current situation with beryl could be improved but it seems like Quinn at least isn't interested in that. However, after talking to Quinn it's very clear to me that the fork was partially motivated by assumptions that were wrong."
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I remember..
by hechacker1 on Sun 18th Feb 2007 01:47 UTC
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2005-08-01

I remember when quinnstorm started releasing compiz-quinnstorm-9999.ebuild's during the early days of compiz in Gentoo.

Why did I choose that day to use quinnstorm? Because it had intel specific patches (that I needed) and those patches would only make it into compiz after a long time later. I was tired of metacity, and it was stopping me from using linux. gwd to the rescue.

And from that point on I followed quinnstorm -> beryl, because it provided the latest patches for problems, even if occasionally there was a show stopping bug.

Beryl is perfectly! stable for me on my 855gm intel chipset. There are some buggy plugins, but the core itself is solid.

I don't think I could go back to compiz until it catches up in terms of features and usability. Beryl makes programming (and managing many files/windows) a snap on my small 1280x800 12" laptop screen.

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RE: I remember..
by Buffalo Soldier on Sun 18th Feb 2007 04:17 in reply to "I remember.."
Buffalo Soldier Member since:
2005-07-06

I started my AIGLX experience with Beryl and I was amazed by what it can do on my 855GM integrated Intel graphic card.

But a few months ago I tried Compiz and I think I prefer it over Beryl. Reasons?
- it "seems" smoother and faster,
- sane default settings,
- sane default plugins, and
- less crashes.

Anway that's just my personal opinion and preferences. But I think the stability over blingbling trade-off that David chooses is starting to show off, especially in the lower end Intel integrated graphic cards.

Machine - Ubuntu 6.10 on Inspiron 510m
Reference - http://gandalfn.wordpress.com/howto/howto-compiz-aiglx-on-edgy

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