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Re: Possibility of inclusion of a "kde-desktop-effects" version in compiz



On 10/26/07, Sebastian Vahl <ml deadbabylon de> wrote:
> Am Fr 26.Oktober 2007 schrieb Neal Becker:
> > Sebastian Vahl wrote:
> > > Am Fr 26.Oktober 2007 schrieb Kelly Miller:
> > >> Sebastian Vahl wrote:
> > >> > Hi.
> > >> >
> > >> > Since beryl is sadly being removed from the repository, KDE users
> > >> > don't have the ability to easily switch from kwin to compiz and back
> > >> > again. The KDE-SIG was asked to write such a tool but after the
> > >> > confirmation [1] that compiz wouldn't obsolete beryl it hasn't become
> > >> > primary attention.
> > >>
> > >> Um, when I tested out the new version of compiz on openSUSE, I noticed
> > >> that compiz itself seems to have a tool for switching between window
> > >> managers.  It seemed to work fine for me in KDE.
> > >
> > > Do you remember the name of that tool? AFAIK suse also includes
> > > compiz-manager, eg see: http://en.opensuse.org/Compiz-Fusion
> > >
> > > Maybe this is fusion-icon? But that has no official release, yet.
> > >
> > > Sebastian
> >
> > Also, how are you configuring compiz?  I grabbed the ccsm (which is
> > currently under review).  It looks nice, except it doesn't seem to do
> > anything.  You can choose lots of options, but I don't see anything like
> > an 'apply' button.

I'm sorry, I forgot that the default compiz uses glib gconf instead
of ccp .. to make use  of ccsm you can either run compiz by "compiz
--replace ccp" .. or install compizconfig-backend-gconf and set  ccsm
to use the Gconf backend in the preferences ..

>
> This is done by compiz-manager. ATM it is: compiz --replace glib gconf
> Until compizconfig-backend-kconfig gets into Fedora. But I'm open for
> suggestions.

compizconfig-backend-kconfig just passed review,   I havent request a
CVS for it yet

>
> ccsm has no ability to _start_ compiz, just to configure it's options.
>
> Sebastian
>
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