View Full Version : Will the new release of ubuntu be including beryl?

March 9th, 2007, 10:58 AM
I have talked to a couple people about this and am not sure on what this up comming release of Ubuntu is going to have. What I mean is will it have beryl installed and working right out of the box? or is this a goal for a later release? Also, does anyone know if this next release will be working with the Intel Macs?

The Net Duck

March 9th, 2007, 02:35 PM
What I mean is will it have beryl installed and working right out of the box?

No, they decided not to include this out of the box for now. It sounds like it may happen some time in the future.

March 19th, 2007, 07:59 AM
It'll include compiz

March 19th, 2007, 12:14 PM
Actually it won't include compiz either. Here is an excerpt from the Ubuntu news letter on this topic.

=== Feisty will not include Beryl or Compiz ===
According to Matt Zimmerman, "Ubuntu 7.04 will preserve the status quo
with respect to proprietary video drivers. As in previous releases,
these drivers will be provided for the convenience of users who choose
to use them, but they will not be activated by default." This decision
was made at a Technical Board meeting which decided Compiz and Beryl
were not stable enough to be shipped. Once again, the discussion on
the mailing list says "However, some of the relevant software
necessary to implement this proposal is not yet considered mature
enough to deploy in the default Ubuntu configuration." Therefore,
composite will not enabled by default in Feisty but the Technical
Board has made in clear that they believe this technology will be
implemented in the near future.

March 21st, 2007, 07:07 AM
Huray! for the near future!

March 21st, 2007, 10:02 AM
coming soon