Am Wed, 26 Sep 2007 11:29:03 -0400
schrieb "Kristian Høgsberg" <krh(a)bitplanet.net>:
On 9/26/07, Sebastian Vahl <ml(a)deadbabylon.de> wrote:
> What's the actual plan for the kde side of compiz? I was asked some
> time ago to replace beryl with compiz(-fusion) on the KDE-LiveCD.
> ATM compiz is lacking a configuration tool (former beryl-settings)
> and also maybe a switcher for kwin <-> compiz (Kevin Kofler is
> investigating these atm).
We now have a compiz-kde pacakge that has the kde-window-decorator and
the GNOME specific bits are split into compiz-gnome. As for
configuration tools, I'm thinking that they can be packaged up as
separate RPMs and people can pick the tool they prefer.
Putting the configuration tools in separate packages would be the best -
at least for the size of the livecds. But compiz itself seems only to
work when started with gconf as plugin (which is in compiz-gnome). A
compiz --replace &
kde-window-decorator --replace &
seems not to work. I may be wrong in that, because it was only a quick
test today. If I find some time I will investigate this and open a bug.
> And there are also some (maybe dumb) questions:
> - Will compiz(-fusion) obsolete beryl in the future?
I'm not planning to make the compiz rpm obsolete the beryl rpm, but
upstream, the two projects have merged and I don't expect the fedora
beryl rpms to see much activitiy.
Good to know. Thanks. So sticking to beryl on the KDE-LiveCD is the
only option I have atm.
> - Is there a equivalent to beryl-manager that may be usuable
> switching kwin<->compiz (like beryl-manager does for beryl)?
I don't know, there may be, if there is something usable out there we
can add it to the compiz-kde package or the appropriate parts of the
There seems to be a backend being developed at:
But (again) I haven't tested this (yet) and cannot say if it's usuable.
There's also existing an inofficial repo containing these configuration
Maybe he is willing to package them directly in Fedora.