It has been a while since last talking about the Compiz compositing manager with their last v0.8 release
coming some six months ago, but in fact things have remained busy and now they are finally approaching the 0.9 release in the coming months. As we reported last year and at the start of this year, Compiz Fusion is being dropped
, Compiz++ came about
as a rewrite of Compiz in C++ and also separated out the compositing and window management responsibilities, and then it was agreed upon that Compiz++ and NOMAD would merge into Compiz
. Well, most of this work is nearing completion and soon the first Compiz 0.9 Beta will be available.
Compiz plug-ins are still being ported over to the Compiz++/Compiz 0.9+ architecture while other plug-ins in the process of being ported are not yet at a feature parity with where they were in Compiz 0.8 and earlier. Compiz 0.9.0 will not be out immediately, but it looks like we are finally getting closer. More information on the status can be found in this Compiz blog post