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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Compiz?
by Colonel Panic on Thu 21st Jun 2007 19:21 UTC
Colonel Panic
Member since:
2005-07-28

If they get rid of "compiz" I think it would be better for the project. We in the open-source community have a lot of, well weird and interesting names and we get used to them when we see them in print.
BUT, please say "compiz" a couple times out loud to another human being and it sounds rather silly.

Just my 2 cents-I rather liked "Beryl"

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RE: Compiz?
by Schmeggma on Thu 21st Jun 2007 19:46 in reply to "Compiz?"
Schmeggma Member since:
2006-01-14

I always liked the name "Compiz".. I would think the kind of people who would be confused/turned off by an unfamiliar sounding name are probably the kind of people who don't need to know what the window manager on their computer is called anyway.

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RE: Compiz?
by Moochman on Thu 21st Jun 2007 20:15 in reply to "Compiz?"
Moochman Member since:
2005-07-06

I think Compiz is a much more descriptive-sounding name--it makes it clear that it has something to do with compositing. Beryl has a certain ring to it but ultimately brings to mind the metal beryllium rather than anything to do with compositing.

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RE: Compiz?
by butters on Thu 21st Jun 2007 21:18 in reply to "Compiz?"
butters Member since:
2005-07-08

What we have here is a Compiz fork re-merging with Compiz. It should be called... Compiz. There is no "fusion" going on. It's more like "reconciliation." But that's an incredibly bad name.

If the Beryl folks are so adamant about the resulting name not being simply Compiz, but are willing to accept an extension of that name, then there are better extensions than Fusion. Maybe something that reflects the nature of the project. How about... Compiz FX? Or simply... FX?

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RE[2]: Compiz?
by silix on Thu 21st Jun 2007 21:45 in reply to "RE: Compiz?"
silix Member since:
2006-03-01

What we have here is a Compiz fork re-merging with Compiz. It should be called... Compiz. There is no "fusion" going on. It's more like "reconciliation." But that's an incredibly bad name.

what about "Reunion" then?
uhm, perhaps it sounds a bit too FF7AC-ish, but anyway ... :

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RE[2]: Compiz?
by sbergman27 on Thu 21st Jun 2007 22:34 in reply to "RE: Compiz?"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

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How about... Compiz FX? Or simply... FX?
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How about "Compositing Window Manager"?

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RE[2]: Compiz?
by elsewhere on Fri 22nd Jun 2007 05:05 in reply to "RE: Compiz?"
elsewhere Member since:
2005-07-13

What we have here is a Compiz fork re-merging with Compiz. It should be called... Compiz. There is no "fusion" going on. It's more like "reconciliation." But that's an incredibly bad name.


Beryl was fork of compiz, but many of the plugins for beryl were then ported back to compiz. Fusion isn't a bad name, since that's effectively what is happening anyways. ;)

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RE: Compiz?
by plague on Thu 21st Jun 2007 22:40 in reply to "Compiz?"
plague Member since:
2006-05-08

I rather like the Compiz name, and it doesn't sound silly.
Actually, here in sweden, we have a very similar word, kompis, that is pronounced the same and means friend/buddy.
What's so silly about that? ;)

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