Re: Metacity Compositor

Toby Smithe wrote:
> On Sun, 2006-10-01 at 01:33 +0200, Marco Cabizza wrote:
>> 	So, can the metacity compositor link against something else - i.e. a
>> compiz backend? - or is it just stalled ?
> Well, I know nothing of how it currently works, but I do believe that
> the best solution would be to incorporate support for Compiz/Beryl
> plugins such that Metacity compositing could be up to standard, with all
> the effects and what-not.

Compiz plugins aren't like xscreensaver hacks or something like that
where they're completely self-contained and could in theory be run by
anybody. They are utterly dependent on various random bits of compiz's
internal architecture. Metacity could never run compiz plugins unless it
essentially became compiz.

-- Dan

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