[Bug 237743] Re: Include compizconfig-settings-manager by default

Nathan nolast 237743 at bugs.launchpad.net
Sat Dec 3 18:38:34 UTC 2011


@Vish

is there a way to move this to another NON papercut bug section as i
feel this is a valid bug that deserves attention.

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Title:
  Include compizconfig-settings-manager by default

Status in One Hundred Paper Cuts:
  Invalid
Status in “ubuntu-meta” package in Ubuntu:
  New
Status in “compizconfig-settings-manager” package in Baltix:
  New

Bug description:
  Compiz-Fusion is getting to be an enormously powerful desktop effects
  platform. Unfortunately, new Ubuntu users can only experience two
  preset levels of the compositing manager. This can be easily remedied
  by installing the compizconfig-settings-manager (CCSM), which shows up
  as "Advanced Desktop Effects Settings" in the System>Preferences menu.
  It also creates a "Custom" button in the
  System>Preferences>Appearance>Visual Effects tab.

  I propose to make the CCSM installed by default, so users can
  customize their desktop effects easily during LiveCD mode or initially
  after a clean install.

  There are several reasons for this:

  1) Gain easy customization of Compiz-Fusion. The main reason many
  causal users switch to Ubuntu is because they see the awesome visual
  effects (wobbly windows, desktop cube, etc.). However, by default the
  Desktop Cube exists as a plugin, but you easily can't enable it
  without the CCSM. The plugins are already there, users just need the
  GUI to enable them.

  2) Customizing desktop effects could be done in LiveCD mode. This
  would be enormously helpful for small demonstrations. You would be
  able to just pop in the LiveCD and show off some great desktop
  effects. No internet connection or lengthy repository update and
  install needed. (Yes, I know this might be slow, but LiveCDs are
  easily converted to LiveUSBs, which may make custom desktop effects
  feasible)

  2) Users could customize desktop effects without a connection to the
  internet. Users would have instant access to customizable desktop
  effects upon a new install. This is also useful for demonstration
  purposes as a lecturer can show how easy it is to jump from MS Windows
  (dull) .... to .... 3D WOBBLY WINDOWS ON A CUBE (woot!). Once again,
  no internet connection needed.

  Ubuntu Forums thread: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=581491
  Launchpad Blueprint: https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/compiz-advanced-config

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