Concerning the state of Compiz

Ma Xiaojun damage3025 at
Tue Mar 12 18:51:47 UTC 2013

On Wed, Mar 13, 2013 at 2:35 AM, Sebastien Bacher <seb128 at> wrote:
> (What is happening with compiz has little to do with Mir.)
> Canonical is focussing work on the next generation components but that
> shouldn't "hurt" compiz in any away. Sure it means Canonical will help less
> on landing changes, but nothing stop the community to
> write/review/test/merge work on compiz.
> It's not "blocked by Raring", or do you mean "it missed the feature freeze
> and will not land this cycle in Ubuntu"? (which is not specific to compiz,
> Ubuntu is having cycles with feature freezes for ever)

You must know who is Sam Spilsbury, right?
He somehow ranted on you once by commentary.

But as I checked LP, he is still proposing branches.

> Not sure about what random websites are writing (sorry no time/interest to
> read the troll sites) but the situation is:
> - Ubuntu raring is feature frozen
> - Changes need to be reviewed/tested/approved to land
> - Compiz has an history of being a fragile piece of code, fixes often have
> side effects, so we are cautious about landing non trivial patches late in
> the cycle
> - The current manpower is limited and people in the desktop team focussed on
> other things
> - Raring ships a raring branch of compiz, nothing stops the patch to land in
> compiz trunk and users/ppas/other distros to run that version, if you do the
> testing will probably help to build confidence in the patch and maybe get it
> to land in Ubuntu

A bit sad that you call Phoronix troll-site...

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