Compiz, Merging, Forking - Other UDS-Q Notes
Written by Michael Larabel in Ubuntu on 10 May 2012 at 01:50 PM EDT. Add A Comment
Here's some other interesting notes from the Ubuntu 12.10 Developer Summit this week in Oakland.

- The Compiz compositing window manager will move from using OpenGL 2.x to using OpenGL ES. The porting of Compiz to OpenGL ES (GLES) was originally done by Linaro and will now be used within Ubuntu. While designed for the benefit of mobile users, the Linux desktop graphics drivers -- including those using Mesa/Gallium3D -- do support OpenGL ES 1.1/2.0. This change in moving from GL to GLES for Unity's compositing window manager may initially cause some pain with broken plug-ins, etc. Notes here.

- Unifying / and /usr, similar to what's being done in Fedora and other camps, was talked about in another session. They'll be working towards supporting this directory merging.

- Canonical intends to fork the GNOME 3.x Control Center in order to form the "Ubuntu Control Center."

- They're still looking at ways to reduce the application start-up time for the key desktop applications in 12.10. Notes.

About The Author
Author picture

Michael Larabel is the principal author of and founded the site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and automated benchmarking software. He can be followed via Twitter or contacted via

Related Ubuntu News
Popular News
Trending Reviews & Featured Articles