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Help Out Compiz By Testing Their 0.9 Version

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Published on 16 May 2010 09:48 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Desktop
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Back in March we reported that the release of Compiz 0.9 was finally approaching. The Compiz 0.9.x branch is still developing, but now there is a call-out for testing of this newest compositing manager code by the community.

The Compiz 0.9 release has been baking for quite a while as it involved the merging of Nomad and Compiz++ (the C++ rewrite of Compiz), the dropping of Compiz Fusion, and many other architectural changes after the future of Compiz was previously called into questions. It's been about fifteen months since the last official release of Compiz, but again Compiz 0.9 is still on the way.

A call for testing has been put out to try out the latest Compiz 0.9 development code. Many bugs have been fixed in recent days and weeks, but now there is interest of testing Compiz 0.9 by the wider community.

You can read the Compiz 0.9 call for testing in this blog post and on the Compiz mailing list.

Compiz 0.9 was originally planned for release before the end of 2009, but that clearly didn't work out. However, as for a new time-line, "Hopefully a PPA for Ubuntu will be coming soon, and we might even see Compiz 0.9.2~ in Ubuntu Maverick Meerkat if we’re lucky :)" Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" is due out in October.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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