It's time to jettison CCSM

Micah Gersten micahg at
Thu Jan 26 18:24:21 UTC 2012

On 01/26/2012 11:55 AM, Jorge O. Castro wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 26, 2012 at 12:24 PM, Micah Gersten <micahg at> wrote:
>> Because novices are using a power user tool does not mean we should
>> remove a power user tool.  I think attention just needs to be called to
>> the problems that can be caused and what better tools exist for novice
>> users. Places like and the Ubuntu forums would be good
>> places to evangelize this as well as omgbuntu and maybe webupd8.
> We have a power user tool, MyUnity. If it doesn't do exactly what
> people want then people will file bugs and then people will either
> write the config option or not.
> Then we'll have a power user tool that will work. And we do try to
> warn people about the dangers of CCSM, but this is one of those cases
> where we need to say "Sorry, you can't switch to the cube" instead of
> "well you can switch to the cube, but if you fail the saving throw
> your desktop turns into a wallpaper with no panels, no launcher, and
> no file manager and removing these dot directories, but hey, linux is
> about choice!"

You're missing a key point here that Compiz and CCSM are not Unity.  If
you want to make it so CCSM doesn't work with Unity, that's fine, but
don't hijack the Compiz configuration for non-Unity users.


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