Metacity as a compositing manager

Mackenzie Morgan macoafi at
Tue Feb 10 05:04:46 UTC 2009

On Mon, 2009-02-09 at 17:18 -0500, Martin Owens wrote:
> > In the interest of feature-parity, the relevant question to my mind is:
> > can composited Metacity do everything that the default Compiz can?  I'm
> > not talking about what can be enabled with ccsm or simple-ccsm, but what
> > can be enabled in Appearances -> Desktop Effects.  If the simple
> > transitions and wall and things that are available in "Normal" and
> > "Extra" (on KDE at the moment, so unsure of phrasing) mode are available
> > then yes, I would remove Compiz and let Metacity handle it.  For the
> > record: KWin does handle these things just fine from what I can tell.
> If metacity just does the features in 'Normal' visual effects. Then you
> could reserve the Extra button for installing compiz, much like the
> codecs are installed.
> That way you don't need them on the CD, but they are still there where
> people expect it to be.

Sounds perfect.

Mackenzie Morgan
apt-get moo

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