Metacity as a compositing manager

Mackenzie Morgan macoafi at
Mon Feb 9 21:21:56 UTC 2009

On Mon, 2009-02-09 at 16:00 -0500, Joe Terranova wrote:
> >> As it is, compiz is tried, and Ubuntu falls back on Metacity if it
> >> doesn't work. So if they don't have the "hardware", they'll use
> >> Metacity.
> > That's good, but why even include compiz in the first place? Doesn't it just
> > take up extra space that could be used for something more useful (isn't
> > there a problem with keeping Ubuntu small enough to fit onto a CD?)
> Compiz doesn't actually take up very much space from what it looks.
> From a cursory look at package sizes, a few megs.

A few megs can be enough to get other things in.  For example, on
ubuntu-devel, someone is asking about having network-manager-vpnc (which
requires vpnc) and network-manager-pptp installed by default, all of
which would be able to fit if only a few megs were freed up.

Mackenzie Morgan
apt-get moo

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