[News] New Compiz Eye Candy for GNU/Linux, Preliminary Look at Bluewhite64 LiveDVD

[News] New Compiz Eye Candy for GNU/Linux, Preliminary Look at Bluewhite64 LiveDVD

Post by Roy Schest » Sun, 01 Jun 2008 00:54:48

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[compiz] [ANNOUNCE] compiz-0.7.6

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| Rewrite of place plugin, which significantly improves multi-output
| behaviour.
| Configurable multi-output behaviour in place.
| Removed plane plugin. Former plane plugin users are encouraged to use
| the wall plugin of Compiz Fusion.
| Removed cube wallpaper painting. Users are encouraged to use the Compiz
| Fusion wallpaper plugin instead.
| Place plugin viewport placement viewport numbers are now 1-based.
| Panel and desktop selection mode in switcher plugin.
| Improved painting behaviour when using overlapping outputs.
| Gtk-window-decorator now emits accessibility events when switching.
| Gtk-window-decorator behaviour when using Metacity themes has been
| improved to match Metacity better.
| KDE4-window-decorator has been adapted to current KDE4 API.


Bluewhite64 Linux 12.1 LiveDVD Released

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| The LiveDVD uses the SMP Linux kernel for improved stability and
| performance. It is designed to offer a modern system on AMD64 and EM64T
| architectures, with the modularized X.org and Compiz, so you can
| enjoy some beautiful desktop effects and in order to make your operating
| system much easier to use. The desktop environment used for this release is
| KDE 3.5.9 with more than 65 languages included, OpenOffice 2.3, Mozilla
| Firefox with Flash support and KDE's Konqueror web browser that has
| also support for Java and Flash.



Compiz is Cool and Why That Matters

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| One of the most vexed questions within the open source world is when, if
| ever, GNU/Linux will take off on the desktop. Strangely, this isn't really
| about capabilities: as someone who has Ubuntu running on both of his main
| systems, I can attest to the fact that GNU/Linux is not just usable, it's a
| downright pleasure to use. In fact, I constantly marvel at how transparent
| open source has become: most of the time I'm simply not aware that I'm using
| it it just works.
| This raises the interesting question: so what's missing? What more does open
| source need to do in order to capture the attention of the general user? I
| think the answer can be found on this YouTube video.


New Cylinder Effect For Compiz Fusion

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| Another new compiz fusion effect is being developed called cylinder it looks
| like the famouse cube plugin for compiz fusion except for the fact that
| instead of a cube to switch workspaces with compiz fusion you are rotating
| around a cylinder!


Compiz is the Most Important Thing to Ever Happen to Linux.

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| If the Linux community wants to wipe Windows and Mac out of the OS business
| all they need to do in focus all of their collective efforts on developing
| Compiz. With the combine intelligence of hundreds of thousands of nerds we
| could develop the most pimped out windows management system known to mankind.
| The kids don