Compiz in Intrepid

Luis de Bethencourt luisbg at
Tue Jun 24 10:35:44 BST 2008

Based on the blender situation I had a strong opinion against compiz
by default in the previous release. Now I think it should go on
because the situation is half fixed and on its way to completely.

I prefer users complaining about blender window not wobbling than
complaining about the whole desktop not being composited. Which if
well configured, enhacens the functionality of the desktop.


On Tue, Jun 24, 2008 at 9:21 AM, Andrew Hunter <andrew at> wrote:
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> Hey Guys,
> Luis de Bethencourt wrote:
> | On Wed, Jun 18, 2008 at 12:23 AM, Cory K. <coryisatm at> wrote:
> |> Do we want to follow Ubuntu and enable Compiz for our Intrepid release?
> |> Maybe turn it on now for testing and see how it goes? Keeping an eye on
> |> things like Blender and A/V apps.
> |>
> |> -Cory \m/
> |
> | Definetly keep an eye of how it behaves with apps like Blender.
> Quite frankly, it does not play well. With compiz enabled, blender will
> only work full-screen mode, which some people have been complaining about.
> IIRC, the compiz team (or perhaps just one person) was working on
> allowing individual windows to fall back on Metacity. No idea on what
> the status of that is though. The short term solution is to modify the
> wrapper script that is already shipped with the debian package to also
> disable and re-enable compiz when blender is launched. I am sure we will
> also get complains about "Why won't my Blender window wobble when I drag
> it" :/
> Thanks,
> Andrew.
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