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Compiz 0.9.2 Is Coming With Many New Changes

Desktop

Published on 12 September 2010 05:24 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Desktop
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KDE's KWin developers haven't been the only ones busy, but those working on Compiz have been active too and are currently preparing for the Compiz 0.9.2 release, which will succeed the belated Compiz 0.9 release that occurred back in July.

We already reported on some of the Compiz 0.9.2 changes, but there's more to talk about today besides a lot of bug-fixes. When it comes to new features there is a number of newly-ported plug-ins, new animations (including Ghost, Black Hole, Dissolve, Flicker, Popcorn, Raindrop, Pulse, and Fan), a new scale layout, and plug-ins which allow the loading of GLSL shaders for windows and GLSL shaders to be applied to an entire screen through an FBO. Yes, it's the GL Shading Language and OpenGL frame-buffer objects that are currently biting the KWin developers.

Compiz 0.9.2 / Git also features a new zooming "theater mode" option, support for minimized window previews, a demonstration plug-in that shows off a "drunken" effect, a matching "tripping" plug-in to show off a simulated hallucinogenic effect, GStreamer sound support, and many other changes.

Greater details on what can be found in Compiz 0.9.2 can be found in this blog post. There's also two videos (embedded below) that show off the Bullet physics effects within Compiz and some of the new Compiz 0.9.2 animations.


Here's the Compiz + Bullet Physics in action.


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