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  • Compiz Being Re-Retired From Fedora

    Phoronix: Compiz Being Re-Retired From Fedora

    Compiz was already being dropped from Fedora as there was no package maintainer at the beginning of the year for this OpenGL compositing window system on Fedora and there was not much interest from Fedora users. Compiz is needed for the Unity desktop on Fedora, among other potential use-cases, but now it's being retired once again...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTE5OTc

  • #2
    Compiz needs to die already.

    Maybe Unity will be usable if Canonical ports it to Mutter or Muffin.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by LLStarks View Post
      Compiz needs to die already.

      Maybe Unity will be usable if Canonical ports it to Mutter or Muffin.
      Compiz without unity run relatively well. I'm using it with xfce and it does his job (on mageia).

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      • #4
        Compiz was NEVER stable for me.

        Not even in gnome2 on Ubuntu 10.04. It always freaked out on me. I was so relieved at the stability of Mutter/Muffin. It's a real shame that Unity is built on Compiz. Hopefully it's not too late...

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        • #5
          Compiz started as an experimental hack to X

          And every year they just added more and more hacks. It does need to die, and soon.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by tancrackers View Post
            Not even in gnome2 on Ubuntu 10.04. It always freaked out on me. I was so relieved at the stability of Mutter/Muffin. It's a real shame that Unity is built on Compiz. Hopefully it's not too late...
            Agreed. My laptop has fairly standard hardware (intel ironlake graphics). Now this certainly isn't the newest, and not very powerful, but its really not that old either.

            Gnome-shell and mutter run super smooth on it. Since kde 4.8/4.9 Kwin, even with all the bling/blur effects runs super smooth.

            The latest versions of compiz and unity are very slow and laggy in comparison.

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            • #7
              I do miss the days when Compiz was relevant for the wow factor of a 3D desktop.

              But today's Compiz is a far cry from the Beryl/Fusion days.

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              • #8
                Thank god, no more wobbly windows.

                I don't see what's wrong with xcompmgr for basic compositing, it's done me fine for years.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Super Jamie View Post
                  Thank god, no more wobbly windows.

                  I don't see what's wrong with xcompmgr for basic compositing, it's done me fine for years.
                  It uses xrender, so it cant vsync, which makes it useless for me.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by bwat47 View Post
                    It uses xrender, so it cant vsync, which makes it useless for me.
                    Ah, I was not aware of that.

                    Out of interest, what do you need vsync for?

                    My main use is transparent terminals (and not making YouTube slow) which it's been great for.

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                    • #11
                      I remember the glory days of Compiz when it was wow!
                      I was watching YouTube videos of Compiz and like wow!
                      So I got Linux with Compiz on it and showed the spinning cube to my friends and family and were like wow!
                      So amazing!

                      Nowadays nobody is interested in it?

                      I am not sure about Mutter, is it any good?
                      It feels so tied to gnome-shell.
                      And it has no minimize and maximize buttons?
                      I want to use something cool flashy with gnome classic session because Metacity sucks.

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                      • #12
                        Why is it that I think that compiz is the greatest window manager on linux and that every thing else just seems to be a poor excuse

                        and the kwin seems to be the only real alternative except its to dependant on kde to bother using on something like xfce

                        the reason why i think this is that I make use of the expo funtionality the cover switer as its a lot more usefull to see a full preivew of a window before I switch to it, and I also use scalef

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by hosh-blot View Post
                          Why is it that I think that compiz is the greatest window manager on linux and that every thing else just seems to be a poor excuse

                          and the kwin seems to be the only real alternative except its to dependant on kde to bother using on something like xfce

                          the reason why i think this is that I make use of the expo funtionality the cover switer as its a lot more usefull to see a full preivew of a window before I switch to it, and I also use scalef
                          Well Compiz pioneered composited window managers.
                          It have a plugin system so it is modular and configurable and able todo things other composited window managers can't do.
                          Like the spinning cube!

                          The bad thing about Compiz is that supposedly is poorly written and there is lots of code that needs to be refactored, improved and rewritten.

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                          • #14
                            and that you cant disable compositing like in KWin.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by uid313 View Post
                              It have a plugin system so it is modular and configurable and able todo things other composited window managers can't do.
                              I could be completely wrong, but I thought one of the problems with compiz was that it didn't have a plugin system, all effects had to tap directly into the core of the compositor, which is a security and stability risk,

                              Originally posted by uid313 View Post
                              Like the spinning cube!
                              There are other compositors that support cube rotation, kwin for one.

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