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Re: Enabling Compiz by default?



On Thu, 2007-08-09 at 18:18 -0400, Alan Cox wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 10, 2007 at 03:24:05AM +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> > Have we considered enabling Compiz by default in GNOME and fall back to 
> > metacity if the driver or hardware don't support acceleration? That 
> > would get desktop effects out of the box on Intel and some ATI cards.
> 
> Compiz is too buggy to use - its still hopelessly broken with java menus
> and you'd want to use one of the actually maintained compositing managers
> instead. Even then

What kind of drugs are you on?  Compiz is probably the only maintained
compositing manager.

> - Do you know anyone who doesn't turn the effects off eventually ?

This is why we crank the effects knob way down to begin with.

> - Do we care about the huge increase in power consumption ?

Yes, we do, we're fixing the drivers to not have that problem.  A
composited desktop should use _less_ power once it's done.

That said, no, we're not turning compiz on by default for F8.

- ajax


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