It's time to jettison CCSM

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at
Fri Jan 27 01:04:01 UTC 2012

On Fri, 2012-01-27 at 01:57 +0100, Mathieu Comandon wrote:
> One thing I agree with is that CCSM does not play well with Unity and,
> yes, it's very easy to mess your Unity install with it. But I'm not
> concerned by that, I don't use Unity. The fact that I don't use Unity
> doesn't mean that I would be willing to use any other WM than Compiz,

CCSM was breaking compiz desktops way before Unity came along. People
were breaking their Lucid desktops trying to get the cube working.

>  And even Ubuntu, which strongly relies on Compiz, is not fair with
> this project. The majority of bugs seen while playing with CCSM are
> only related to Unity, without Unity things are still not perfect but
> it's way harder to break one's desktop.

I disagree.

> Of course, the correct way to solve this issue is far more complicated
> than just removing a package from the archive, it require solving
> bugs, bringing new code in Unity while avoiding unwanted side effects
> on compiz and basically requires more manpower.

If someone would step up and fix CCSM so a novice user can't mess up
their desktop with two mouse clicks, we wouldn't be having this


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