Re: Metacity Compositor

On Mon, 2006-10-02 at 23:00 -0400, Dan Winship wrote:
> 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.

I had a feeling this would be the case, and I doubted inclusion as soon
as I sent off the e-mail. I don't want a Compiz clone, so I probably
think that doing something new is the better approach. It's just that
there is a working infrastructure there, and it's a pity to waste it.

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