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Re: Enabling Compiz by default?

Alan Cox wrote:
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

Well, replace Compiz (and Beryl) with Compiz Fusion when we get around to importing it into the Fedora repository.

Even then

- Do you know anyone who doesn't turn the effects off eventually ?

Quite a lot actually. I see it being discussed almost constantly and there is a lot of interest in it. I know many folks do think of it as a set of useless whiz bang effects and the presence of some excessive effects in Beryl and the cramped up preferences didn't help with that but it does offer a number of small usability improvements like the expose equivalent or preview of apps when switching between them are nice.

- Do we care about the huge increase in power consumption ?

If we did, we would ideally fix the bugs with power consumption and with like Java. Getting it enabled by default (atleast in rawhide) might act as a good incentive. Think SELinux.


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