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Thread: Compiz Is Likely To Get The Boot From Fedora 17

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    Default Compiz Is Likely To Get The Boot From Fedora 17

    Phoronix: Compiz Is Likely To Get The Boot From Fedora 17

    While Fedora 17 has a massive amount of features to look forward to, updates to Compiz is likely not on the agenda. In the coming days, Compiz and its related packages for this compositing window manager are likely to be removed from the Fedora 17 package-list...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTA1MjI

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    Default I've moved on

    I haven't used Compiz since Gnome-3 in Fedora 16's beta. Just the other day, I switched from gnome-shell to fallback mode, so that I could use the nouveau driver without video tearing. It makes keeping up with the upstream kernels much easier, since I'm now 100% non-proprietary. I also find that my desktop feels much faster without the transition animations that I couldn't shut off in gnome-shell. It did take a bit to figure out how to configure the panels (alt+right-click), but now my desktop is fully customized to my liking, and no extensions needed.

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    Default May be not a so good idea

    KDE can use compiz alongside kwin. And some use that as far I know as Kwin on some old configuration causes trouble.

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    openSUSE has the same issue, the current maintainer is stepping down and if no one else takes over then compiz will also be removed there.

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    As far as i know even gentoo people dropped compiz ebuild from portage, too bad.
    I'm currenctly using it alongside kde4.8 because it is still MUCH faster than kwin, expecially when it comes to firefox smooth scroll.
    Hoping archlinux will continue to provide binaries...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kokoko3k View Post
    Hoping archlinux will continue to provide binaries...
    Yes, agreed. There's always the AUR of course if we need it.

    I always used Compiz on Gnome 2, not (primarily) for bling but for its many useful features. I dumped Gnome since it turned 3 but kept Compiz and I've even learnt a bit more by having to replace most of the Gnome components of my desktop. Much happier now with the independence.
    Last edited by chimeland; 02-03-2012 at 10:33 AM. Reason: Grammar

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    Default And nothing of value was lost

    One can always use xcompmgr for compositing anyway.

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    yeah, but xcompmgr = tearing

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    Quote Originally Posted by kokoko3k View Post
    As far as i know even gentoo people dropped compiz ebuild from portage, too bad.
    I'm currenctly using it alongside kde4.8 because it is still MUCH faster than kwin, expecially when it comes to firefox smooth scroll.
    Hoping archlinux will continue to provide binaries...
    Hmm seems you are right..
    http://packages.gentoo.org/package/x11-wm/compiz
    http://packages.gentoo.org/package/x11-wm/compiz-fusion

    It's there but it seems to have been hardmasked. Don't know how long ago though. I've had it installed (but never used it) from the desktop-overlay, and pretty recently uninstalled it, so I didn't notice the masking.

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    Yes it's been dropped from Gentoo. Typically things are hardmasked prior to removal. This happened quite a while before I knew Fedora was considering doing the same. http://archives.gentoo.org/gentoo-de...6b24af6f54.xml

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