Enabling Compiz by default?

Dave Airlie airlied at redhat.com
Fri Aug 10 22:56:44 UTC 2007

On Fri, 2007-08-10 at 12:32 -0400, Jon Nettleton wrote:
> On 8/10/07, Bill Nottingham <notting at redhat.com> wrote:
>         Josh Boyer (jwboyer at jdub.homelinux.org) said:
>         > > This is rawhide. We can do this.
>         >
>         > Of course.  We can do anything.  The more important question
>         is should 
>         > we.  I think no, but I don't really care that much either.
>         As compiz/beryl with the current infrastructure:
>         - break running other GL apps
>         - break Xv apps
>         I really can't see a reason why we'd enable this by default
>         right now.
> Why not look at a default compositor/window manager that allows basic
> compositing features without the need for a OpenGL accelerated
> graphics
> engine?  As stated above you can get nice screen redraws, drop
> shadows 
> and subtle visual translucies with almost all chipsets using just 2d
> drivers. 

That doesn't fix the above two problems, it isn't compiz that is broken
it is drivers and GL when compositing is enabled. This is what krh has
been focusing on to fix on Intel hardware, it doesn't matter what cm you
run there are too many regressions in the driver level.


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