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Is Compiz still alive?

PostPosted: 2017-01-25 20:16
by Danielsan
Hi guys, a couple of day ago I found in stretch and sid Compiz again. That's cool but so far I remember shouldn't be it dismissed a couple of years ago? Is there anyone which is still working on it?
I am pretty confused, bye!

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Re: Is Compiz still alive?

PostPosted: 2017-01-25 21:44
by kedaha
It certainly looks like it's still alive from the Homepage at launchpad.net/compiz. It's good to see it back in Debian.

Re: Is Compiz still alive?

PostPosted: 2017-01-25 23:25
by Magnusmaster
Compiz is being kept in life support by Canonical. When Mir is ready, Compiz is dead.

Re: Is Compiz still alive?

PostPosted: 2017-01-26 02:57
by vbrummond
Compiz was really fun back in the day. Now it's pretty much a Canonical product so I would recommend using Gnome 3 or KDE for fancy effects.

Re: Is Compiz still alive?

PostPosted: 2017-01-26 03:25
by Danielsan
Compiz has a lot of nice features but meanwhile is available on the repo I might give it a chance, indisputably I believe is better than xwfm4, isn't it?

Re: Is Compiz still alive?

PostPosted: 2017-01-26 05:12
by kedaha
As well as stable I have testing and sid on my desktop computer so I installed Compiz on stretch and it looks pretty spectacular (the cube, wobbly windows etc).
Gnome II and compiz were my ideal desktop in the past so I'm looking forward to using the version packaged for Debian with mate, unless, that is, it gets removed or something before stretch is released as stable ...

Re: Is Compiz still alive?

PostPosted: 2017-01-26 06:26
by dilberts_left_nut
I used to use compiz (0.8.x) with xfce but moved to kwin when it was removed (after hanging on until changing dependencies made it problematic to keep).

Was never too fussed with wobbly windows or the cube, but the 'expose' feature to show all workspaces and shuffle windows between them is a killer feature for me.

Re: Is Compiz still alive?

PostPosted: 2017-01-26 11:15
by Innovate
As long it appear on repository it's not fully dead. Just like humanity icon the sources is old but the package is still updated.

I don't use compiz anymore. Too buggy whether on any distro I've tried.
Although it can fixed my Xfce screen tearing on Jessie.
But the prize of heaviness & buggyness won't worth at all. I don't even like woobly window looks weak.
I'm end up with compton, kwin if neccessary.

Re: Is Compiz still alive?

PostPosted: 2017-01-26 19:27
by HuangLao
compiz is full of bad messy code, that's why everyone dropped it except Canonical.

Re: Is Compiz still alive?

PostPosted: 2017-02-04 00:06
by Magnusmaster
I tried Compiz today. At first it worked fine, but it had an awful default theme. I tried to change it to a metacity theme, and then Compiz started having a seizure and broke down, so I uninstalled it. Haven't tried Emerald but it's not on Debian and I can't be bothered to compile it from source.

Re: Is Compiz still alive?

PostPosted: 2017-02-04 11:29
by debiman
https://davmac.wordpress.com/2014/11/08 ... stupidity/

disclaimer:
i don't agree with the author's abusive tone.
however, the facts remain, and this is not the only critical article i've seen about compiz.