Compiz by default ?

Matt Zimmerman mdz at
Thu Aug 16 14:11:02 BST 2007

On Thu, Aug 16, 2007 at 11:06:29AM +0200, Sebastien Bacher wrote:
> Le mercredi 15 août 2007 à 11:46 +0200, Michael Vogt a écrit :
> > The above regressions make composite-by-default something we really
> > need to discuss. The question is if we should tradeoff the usability
> > improvments and blink improvements for the above regressions. 
> There is also the question to know if compiz does a good job as a window
> manager (you know the boring things like handling windows placement
> correct, not going in the user way, etc ;). Actions like workspaces
> switching are also much slower at the moment when using compiz (when
> going from worskpace 1 to 8 you have to watch it scrolling between those
> when it used to be an immediate action)

The workspace switching is slower now than it used to be; presumably the
speed of the animation is adjustable.

> Do we have a list of bugs that should be fixed before gutsy somewhere
> (like not eating 1 pixel around the screen, make the number of
> workspaces consistent with GNOME, etc)?

That bug is the only remaining one which is major for me in my use of
compiz; it is filed in Launchpad and Michael is aware of it.

 - mdz

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