Ubuntu Prepares To Kill Off Metacity, Ups Compiz
Ubuntu has bid farewell to the Metacity window manager now that the Ubiquity installer has basic support for Compiz.
Metacity, the default GNOME window manager of the former GNOME 2.x days, will find itself no longer on the Ubuntu install image and will soon be removed from the Ubuntu "main" archive.
From "Farewell Metacity" on the ubuntu-devel list:
The below upload of ubiqutiy adds compiz as the supported window manager during installation via Install Now option. This means if on the CD no other ubiquity supported windows managers are present compiz will be used as the last fallback. In practice this means that metacity will fall off Ubuntu Desktop and Ubuntu Nexus images as of next build with this ubiquity version included. No other images/flavours should be affected.
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