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    Compiz

    Novell has released Xgl publicly. Next week they will also release their own window manager that uses Xgl and allows true transparency and hardware acceleration.

    My question is, will Compiz replace metacity?
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    Re: Compiz

    There are some vids up here http://tirania.org/blog/archive/2006/Feb-07-1.html

    It looks awesome, specially the minimize effect is great.
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    Re: Compiz

    hrm...compiz certainly does have some cool features to it. The one I really like is the desktop organisation of windows by hitting the TAB key. but that menu is...ugh...too XP-ish to me, and I'm not a fan of fixed menus. I like Xfce's/blackbox/fluxbox/Windowmaker dynamic menu's where you right click on the desktop.
    Otherwise, it shows real promise.
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    Re: Compiz

    Quote Originally Posted by bonzodog
    hrm...compiz certainly does have some cool features to it. The one I really like is the desktop organisation of windows by hitting the TAB key. but that menu is...ugh...too XP-ish to me, and I'm not a fan of fixed menus. I like Xfce's/blackbox/fluxbox/Windowmaker dynamic menu's where you right click on the desktop.
    Otherwise, it shows real promise.
    The menu is not part of compiz. It's the Gnome menu on Novell desktop.

    Compiz would just replace metacity (praying)
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    Re: Compiz

    As I said here, Compiz will probably be released in just a few hours from now.

    And yes, since Compiz is also a windowmanager, Metacity would be replaced by it.

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    Re: Compiz

    If it proves to be stable then I will replace kwin on my knome. I already replaced metacity with kwin but I will have to wait for poofy to test it before installing it.
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    Re: Compiz

    Quote Originally Posted by RaptorRaider
    As I said here, Compiz will probably be released in just a few hours from now.

    And yes, since Compiz is also a windowmanager, Metacity would be replaced by it.
    I'm just wondering if Gnome is going to switch to it officially. If it is stable, I really hope so.

    If not, I hope it makes it to universe in Dapper, then I'll replace it myself.
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    Re: Compiz

    Quote Originally Posted by nocturn
    I'm just wondering if Gnome is going to switch to it officially. If it is stable, I really hope so.

    If not, I hope it makes it to universe in Dapper, then I'll replace it myself.
    It would be a nice gesture from the Gnome developers but I will not hold my breath.
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    Re: Compiz

    Quote Originally Posted by nocturn
    I'm just wondering if Gnome is going to switch to it officially. If it is stable, I really hope so.

    If not, I hope it makes it to universe in Dapper, then I'll replace it myself.
    I don't think so but replacing metacity by another WM is easy to do so no problem here.

    But as far as i know compiz is just a compositor manager not a WM, i'm wrong ?

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