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Re: [opensuse-factory] Compositing manager in Metacity
  • From: JP Rosevear <jpr@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 16 Oct 2006 08:31:39 -0400
  • Message-id: <1161001900.16174.80.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Fri, 2006-10-13 at 16:20 +0100, James Ogley wrote:
> Ref: http://rubberturnip.org.uk/index.cgi/2006/10/13
>
> A while ago[1] there was some discussion here around the compositing
> manager in Metacity. I've built metacity packages and libcm which is
> required for the CM in my BS repo[2]. I don't have a Factory install at
> the moment so I'd appreciate if some intrepid tester could, well, test
> them for me.
>
> If they work, I'd like to propose the changes for Factory/10.2.
>
> [1] http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-factory/2006-09/msg00204.html
> [2] http://software.opensuse.org/download/home:/Riggwelter/

I disagree, the compositing stuff in metacity is not well maintained.
RedHat, the primary authors of that work, have decided to use compiz
instead. There are technical challenges doing compositing inside of
metacity. See some recent mails on gnome's desktop-devel-list
(especially where Owen Taylor describes the issues in detail).

-JP
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JP Rosevear <jpr@xxxxxxxxxx>
Novell, Inc.

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