Last edited by Half-Left; October 26th, 2010 at 12:17 AM.
I just installed Unity from the repos and found that it is running Mutter.
I presume there is a switch to Compiz planned -- is that correct? If so, when? I like the Unity interface, but also like my desktop effects!!
Compiz and Mutter are not compatible, they do the same thing. The Unity in 10.10 uses Mutter. The plan is (I am not on the inside so I do not know the details) that in the next six months this will take place.
Another thing I haven't tested, will it run as a virtual guest on common hyper-visors or virtualizers?
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Mutter needs more work because it is young. It will get plugins for effects but as usual, Canonical let everyone else do all the hard work and pick the easiest route with Compiz.
All they need to do is make Compiz work with Unity, rather than make a modern window manager better.
You are also assuming that Compiz isn't a modern window manager which simply shows your utter lack of general knowledge on the subject.