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  • Compiz Now Supports KDE 4.4 SC

    Phoronix: Compiz Now Supports KDE 4.4 SC

    While Compiz 0.9 failed to make it out by Christmas and there still are no signs of an imminent release for this popular compositing manager, when it is released it will offer support for the KDE 4.4 Software Compilation. Committed to the Compiz Git code-base last night were KDE4 window decorator changes to make it compatible with this just-released desktop environment update that incorporates six months worth of work from the KDE development community.For those interested in the path that delivers KDE 4.4 support, it can be found via the Compiz Gitweb interface...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=Nzk3OA

  • #2
    I'm curious to know how many KDE users use compiz, I'd imagine most KDE 4.x folk use kwin instead

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    • #3
      Seriously, who uses newest KDEs with compiz and why? I want to know.

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      • #4
        I think the last interesting update was the polish it got by ubuntu for the karmic release...

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        • #5
          This was a total waste of effort by the compiz community.

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          • #6
            kwin is certainly better for kde. compiz on kde is a joke .

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            • #7
              why should I use compiz? for what reason?

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              • #8
                Compiz should just focus on GNOME and put and effort to get itself integrated with that DE. I'm guessing the GNOME guys are having none of that, or the Compiz guys are happy with the way things are right now. Compiz is nearly useless in KDE, mostly because it breaks stuff. It's still nice to have the option though.

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                • #9
                  I for one would like to have it, if it doean't break to much .....

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Ragas View Post
                    I for one would like to have it, if it doean't break to much .....

                    Question is for what? Kwin4 does pretty much everything that Compiz does, and at least in my findings, is far more stable.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by energyman View Post
                      why should I use compiz? for what reason?
                      If Compiz devs want to support KDE it's nothing wrong. KDE doesn't loose on this

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Melcar View Post
                        Compiz should just focus on GNOME and put and effort to get itself integrated with that DE. I'm guessing the GNOME guys are having none of that, or the Compiz guys are happy with the way things are right now. Compiz is nearly useless in KDE, mostly because it breaks stuff. It's still nice to have the option though.
                        I was gonna post that suggestion, but you beat me to it. Kwin + plasma = all you really need for desktop effects. I guess they did this just to pacify the diehard compiz users.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by sundown View Post
                          Seriously, who uses newest KDEs with compiz and why? I want to know.
                          I'd like to know that too... Kwin > Compiz when it comes to features. Up next: tiling support. Hells yeah.

                          I always found Compiz to be a bitch, although it wasn't really intended for stable mainstream use yet (it showed horribly) and now that they switched to C++ (or did they switch, fork, fuse after that again?) it should mature.

                          Why not just replace metacity with Compiz for Gnome? Maybe the Metacity team is too busy working on both a WM and the scroll speed of a virtual terminal?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by V!NCENT View Post
                            Why not just replace metacity with Compiz for Gnome? Maybe the Metacity team is too busy working on both a WM and the scroll speed of a virtual terminal?
                            Gnome 3 (September 2010) will use the "Mutter" (german "mother" - what a ridiculous name for a WM, but whatever) window manager and it will support desktop effects also (even though you can expect it to be very simple, not even close to KWin). Compiz will probably die then.

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                            • #15
                              Can't we move this into a compiz bashing thread in the kde/gnome fanboys forums?

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