Compiz Being Re-Retired From Fedora
Written by Michael Larabel in Fedora on 5 October 2012 at 09:33 AM EDT. 17 Comments
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.

A message on the Fedora development list today starts off with "I've re-retired the compiz package."

There were a few people before that backed the Fedora Compiz package per the Fedora pkgdb while now the Compiz package maintainer is asking to delete the rights.

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