Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 8th Sep 2005 16:53 UTC
Gnome The Gnome Project released version 2.12 yesterday. We had a quick look at it by using the latest Gnome Live CD (1.12-pre) and Foresight 0.9.0 (2.12 final) and here are our thoughts over 2.12 and Gnome's status in general.
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RE[3]: Gnome is overrated...
by ma_d on Thu 8th Sep 2005 23:08 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Gnome is overrated..."
ma_d
Member since:
2005-06-29

Actually, kwin's compositor is so bad it's unusable.. Xfwm4's is awesome, it almost works. But kwin's is just baaaad (or at least the 3.4.0 one was).
Also, xapp's will composite anything. Gnome is right to not include one; it'd just be a lot of extra list traffic like this:
"my compositor doesn't work"
"unsupported, shutup."
"are you gonna fix it?"
"unsupported, shutup."
"why do you tell me to shutup?"
"rtfm"
"but it's in there, so isn't it supported?"
"NO, leave us alone already!"

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poofyhairguy Member since:
2005-07-14

Actually, kwin's compositor is so bad it's unusable.. Xfwm4's is awesome, it almost works. But kwin's is just baaaad (or at least the 3.4.0 one was).

I think it was a direct fork of the now dead xcompmgr. Thats why I plan to move to KDE in 3.5, when some of the bugs are worked out.

Gnome is right to not include one; it'd just be a lot of extra list traffic like this:

Well, if Gnome wants Metacity to continue to be a blight on the entire DE then I will not stand in their way. But I will say that an accerated desktop is about more than eye candy, and no Window Manager in existance needs compositing more than Metacity (its the only thing that makes the draw black crap all over your screen when minimizing "feature" tolerable).

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Daniel Borgmann Member since:
2005-07-08

Metacity has two compositing related branches. One is luminacity which is a testbed for all kind of OpenGL effects and the other is spiffifity, which is about improving the built in compositing manager. It will be available once it's ready and everything is stable.

If you are looking for experimental eye candy, your best choice probably would be E17 anyway. ;)

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