View Full Version : The compiz developers need help from savvy users!

May 8th, 2010, 03:24 AM
I personally am not at all involved in Compiz or its development, not even in a "bacon number" sort of way. However, I noticed this in the Compiz development blog, and I figured I could at least help spread the word. So I'll just quote SmSpillaz's blog post in its entirety:

Compiz master testers needed (http://smspillaz.wordpress.com/2010/05/07/compiz-master-testers-needed/)

Posted on May 7, 2010 by smspillaz
Hi everyone,
So we have about 95% of all the bugs fixed for a release and now we need YOUR help to identify the remaining bugs in git master before making the new development branch *official*.
Testing is relatively easy, and can be done without detroying your existing compiz install.
Instructions here (http://forum.compiz.org/viewtopic.php?f=112&t=12565).
P.S: This /is/ a rewrite from a code perspective, so it’s basically supposed to be functionally equal to 0.8 (with the addition of pluggable rendering backends and reparenting decorations among others). There isn’t any major new functionality, so Phoronix please don’t run a story about how there isn’t any progress whatsoever, because once a release happens you can definitely definitely definitely expect progress http://s.wordpress.com/wp-includes/images/smilies/icon_smile.gifNo, I don't even know SmSpillaz personally or anything, I just want to help get Compiz 0.8 finished as soon as possible.

And the directions he linked to are working fine for me. Performance seems a little bit better compared to Compiz 0.7 and so far no major showstoppers I've run into. But there is a little glitchiness so you should keep that in mind.