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Re: Enabling Compiz by default?



On 8/11/07, David Nielsen <david lovesunix net> wrote:

fre, 10 08 2007 kl. 12:31 -0400, skrev Matthias Clasen:
> On Fri, 2007-08-10 at 12:32 -0400, Jon Nettleton wrote:
>
> >
> > Why not look at a default compositor/window manager that allows basic
> > compositing features without the need for a OpenGL accelerated
> > graphics
> > engine?
>
>
> Do you have one to offer ?
>

I believe Thomas Thurman has been doing a great deal of work on the
compositor in Metacity, maybe that could be used - even if it likely
lacks all the wonderful features presented by Compiz.

I am pretty sure the one in Metacity now requires OpenGL acceleration.
I don't really think that is something that we can insist upon as a default
window manager.

I have a great 3d card in my desktop and I really don't need my window manager
spinning cubes and wobbling windows.  It was fun for about 2 days, then I had to
get real work done and all I wanted was windows redrawn smoothly and everything
else to just work.

Jon



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