Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 13th Aug 2007 15:38 UTC, submitted by anonymous
X11, Window Managers "This is the first development release of Compiz Fusion, the result of more than six months of work and polish. Compiz Fusion is the result of a merge between the Compiz community plugin set 'Compiz Extras' and the parts of the Beryl project that are independent of the window manager core. The two communities have re-united to create a user experience for Linux that rivals anything available on other platforms."
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Bit disappointing
by AdamW on Mon 13th Aug 2007 18:25 UTC
AdamW
Member since:
2005-07-06

It's good to have Beryl and Compiz successfully merged, but I'm really rather disappointed that after so long in development, it's still missing really basic window management features. The simple experience of basic window management on Compiz Fusion with gtk-window-decorator is so massively far behind metacity. I filed bugs on various issues with Beryl last year, but they were ignored.

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RE: Bit disappointing
by Simon Gray on Mon 13th Aug 2007 20:51 in reply to "Bit disappointing"
Simon Gray Member since:
2006-06-04

You can still use emerald with Compiz Fusion if you want.

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RE[2]: Bit disappointing
by AdamW on Mon 13th Aug 2007 21:52 in reply to "RE: Bit disappointing"
AdamW Member since:
2005-07-06

Last time I checked, it's basic window management wasn't any better.

The major problem I have is that it doesn't do any edge detection, which means positioning windows against the screen edge is needlessly painful. It is also buggy at handling maximized windows when two displays are attached (the window flicks between being the size of each display). I also have other problems with gimmie integration that metacity does not have.

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RE: Bit disappointing
by butters on Mon 13th Aug 2007 22:27 in reply to "Bit disappointing"
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2005-07-08

I would have thought you a KDE user. I think we'll have to wait for KDE4 for compositing window management done right. It's unrealistic to expect an immature window manager to exhibit the polish of KWin or Metacity.

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RE[2]: Bit disappointing
by SlackerJack on Mon 13th Aug 2007 22:37 in reply to "RE: Bit disappointing"
SlackerJack Member since:
2005-11-12

DavidR is nether a KDE dev or GNOME dev, getting the code base right and working rather than WM preferences is more important if you ask me.

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RE[2]: Bit disappointing
by AdamW on Mon 13th Aug 2007 22:41 in reply to "RE: Bit disappointing"
AdamW Member since:
2005-07-06

No, I'm a GNOME user.

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RE[2]: Bit disappointing
by AdamW on Mon 13th Aug 2007 22:42 in reply to "RE: Bit disappointing"
AdamW Member since:
2005-07-06

How long are you letting them get away with that excuse? To my mind the "it's immature!" defence runs out after six months.

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