Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Jun 2007 16:07 UTC, submitted by kenden
X11, Window Managers The merger between compiz and Beryl now has a name: Compiz Fusion. "Our previous attempts to select a project name have not gone well. We tried a poll but the names in the poll were not pre-qualified to determine if they were usable and the 'winning' name was also a strongly disliked name. Kristian and I each proposed a plan to select a name, but that effort got sidetracked by a massive flame war on the mailing list. While our community has some democratic features, ultimately it is a meritocracy and the people who contribute the most value have the most say. So in the end a decision was made by the majority of the people who have contributed the most."
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fusion
by flojlg on Thu 21st Jun 2007 16:19 UTC
flojlg
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2007-01-11

great name: can be taken or understood on different levels;
I am using it actualy on an Ubuntu 'box' and despite some bug and missing some loved plugins (3d by exemple) the new compiz-beryl children seems well born.
Great again and thd of thanks to trevinio for sharing it's compils ...*
Just a, maybe, usefull add, the new site is here:
http://www.opencompositing.org/

Edited 2007-06-21 16:34

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RE: fusion
by thecas on Thu 21st Jun 2007 19:19 in reply to "fusion"
thecas Member since:
2006-03-14

Just a, maybe, usefull add, the new site is here:
http://www.opencompositing.org/


I think this is also just temporarily. It seems logical to me that they will build a new site on compiz-fusion.org

Edited 2007-06-21 19:19

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RE: fusion
by Xaero_Vincent on Thu 21st Jun 2007 21:17 in reply to "fusion"
Xaero_Vincent Member since:
2006-08-18

When Gnome and KDE get their own native compositing engines, who will want Compiz?

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RE[2]: fusion
by abraxas on Thu 21st Jun 2007 23:02 in reply to "RE: fusion"
abraxas Member since:
2005-07-07

When Gnome and KDE get their own native compositing engines, who will want Compiz?

Perhaps someone who wants all of those effects. GNOME will probably not offer many plugins because of their focus on simplicity. Furthermore compiz already has a large community with a lot of plugins and users.

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RE[2]: fusion
by Lunitik on Fri 22nd Jun 2007 18:32 in reply to "RE: fusion"
Lunitik Member since:
2005-08-07

I've actually heard talk that they're thinking more about replacing Metacity with Compiz rather than putting this stuff into Metacity...

Main show stopper right now is that Compiz isn't a very complete window manager - no window snapping being the most obvious of the downfalls... when that is done, I'd expect Compiz to replace Metacity.

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