Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 11th Sep 2007 14:34 UTC, submitted by luna6
X11, Window Managers "For the next round of Linux Releases (Ubuntu Gutsy, Fedora 8, OpenSuse 10.3, Mandriva 2008, etc.) Compiz Fusion should be installed by default in those releases and with the release date looming not far ahead the time is ripe to give you a preview of what to expect from the latest Compiz Fusion."
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RE: Widgets
by jadeshade on Tue 11th Sep 2007 21:09 UTC in reply to "Widgets"
jadeshade
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2007-07-10

to tell the truth, the widgets don't have anything to do with compiz. It has a 'widget layer' plugin which just provides the dashboard-esque effect of making widgets appears on screen, but you can use it for whatever you want (I'm using it with superkaramba). The fact that he compares compiz fusion to kde is really pretty annoying, especially considering that the widget layer plugin was from before the remerge. Also, what he said about how the teams reformed is incorrect - devs from both teams are working on plugins, the beryl core was scrapped, and some beryl coders are trying to figure out the 'right' way to do some of the core changes this time around. This means a more stable, less hackish 3d environment, but there are some features beryl had that compiz yet lacks, like temp unminimization/ having textures of unmapped windows.

So smitty, it's works out that you're correct. It's not that I'm not appreciative of lunapark's article, it's just that after all the drama that went into this, that he'd at least get some of the facts right.

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RE[2]: Widgets
by Vide on Tue 11th Sep 2007 21:26 in reply to "RE: Widgets"
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2006-02-17

"having textures of unmapped windows. "

yuo mean the impossibility to have, for instance, the live preview of a window in the taskbar if the window is minimized and not just covered by other windows, don't you?
IIRC last time I checked, Aero as well suffers this problem (but maybe I'm wrong, tomorrow I'll check)

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RE[3]: Widgets
by jadeshade on Wed 12th Sep 2007 02:28 in reply to "RE[2]: Widgets"
jadeshade Member since:
2007-07-10

yup.

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RE[3]: Widgets
by apoclypse on Wed 12th Sep 2007 05:57 in reply to "RE[2]: Widgets"
apoclypse Member since:
2007-02-17

Yes it has the same issue. Beryl actually had a hack for this that basically opened and closed the window quickly to take a snapshot to use a texture. Compiz removed the hack because, well it was a hack. There are still things that don't work as smoothly as they did, The default application switcher is pretty buggy at the moment and considering how old it is this shouldn't be the case. I use the vista switcher anyway so no biggie.

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