Enabling Compiz by default?

Alan Cox alan at redhat.com
Thu Aug 9 22:18:08 UTC 2007

On Fri, Aug 10, 2007 at 03:24:05AM +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> Have we considered enabling Compiz by default in GNOME and fall back to 
> metacity if the driver or hardware don't support acceleration? That 
> would get desktop effects out of the box on Intel and some ATI cards.

Compiz is too buggy to use - its still hopelessly broken with java menus
and you'd want to use one of the actually maintained compositing managers
instead. Even then

- Do you know anyone who doesn't turn the effects off eventually ?
- Do we care about the huge increase in power consumption ?

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