Compiz 9.5 news 1

Compiz 9.5 still works with KDE 4.6, however with some limitations.

  • OpenGL keeps stable even by installed VMPlayer with no known issues.
  • Kickoff and bars work batter, I Still recommend to use just a couple of little hidden bars containing necessary applets like the tray or device notifier, using instead cairo-dock as main bar (a lot of work to configure it). The cairo-dock tray will cache what the system try didn’t cache.
  • The personal settings applet will accept the compiz selection first after a few tries.
    Known issues:
  • The only working window decorations are:
  1. metacity or gtk2 decorations.
  2. smaragd decorations, the ones with square corners are perfect. You will find thousand of them by dedicated portals for:
    – emerald decorators
    – kde decorators
    – gtk decorators
    as *.emerald files.
    The KDE 4.6 windows decorations can’t work by reason of the still undefined metric, i think.
  • Compiz can crash and disappear by leak of memory. In this case just type “compiz-manager” instead “compiz-manager --replace”, because there is nothing to replace.

Finally, I feel the difference between Compiz and the KDE desktop effects like the difference between american and german movies, just matter of taste. :slight_smile:
…but under KDE the windows also wave and shake a little bit…