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Debates on the future of Compiz

Debates on the future of Compiz

Posted Jan 8, 2009 5:36 UTC (Thu) by bronson (subscriber, #4806)
Parent article: Debates on the future of Compiz

It's hilarious that Compiz still doesn't know how to resize windows. Didn't dragging the outline of a window go away in the mid-90s. (yes, I know that there are esoteric ways of fixing this on some machines but enabled by default)

It also consistently fouls up video playback, even on Intrepid and Fedora 10.

I guess the one good thing about Compiz is how easy it is to turn off.


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Debates on the future of Compiz

Posted Jan 8, 2009 7:36 UTC (Thu) by tajyrink (subscriber, #2750) [Link]

The video playback problem is one clear thing that is not a problem of compiz, but the video drivers. For intel, all the quirks of it should be fixed with 2.5 series of drivers, ie. Fedora 10 should work unless they have forced Xv overlay output. For ATI with open drivers it should work. ATI closed source drivers are broken (or at least have been), again a driver problem.

Debates on the future of Compiz

Posted Jan 8, 2009 15:27 UTC (Thu) by me@jasonclinton.com (✭ supporter ✭, #52701) [Link]

No, DRI2 solves this problem which is not the same as the 2.5 branch. You need Mesa 7.2, Xorg 1.6.99.x and a suitable DRI2-capable video driver. Incidentally, it also fixes video and OpenGL app. rendering on Metacity Xrender and Mutter and KWin4.

With DRI2, rendering contexts just work the way you'd expect.

Debates on the future of Compiz

Posted Jan 9, 2009 16:50 UTC (Fri) by daenzer (✭ supporter ✭, #7050) [Link]

DRI2 is not a requirement for properly integrating XVideo with a compositing manager. The driver just needs to provide a textured XVideo adaptor for that (and the video player application needs to use that, obviously :).

DRI2 is indeed a requirement for properly integrating accelerated client OpenGL rendering output with a compositing manager though.

Debates on the future of Compiz

Posted Jan 9, 2009 16:55 UTC (Fri) by daenzer (✭ supporter ✭, #7050) [Link]

> It's hilarious that Compiz still doesn't know how to resize windows.
> Didn't dragging the outline of a window go away in the mid-90s. (yes, I
> know that there are esoteric ways of fixing this on some machines but
> enabled by default)

Can you elaborate? If you're referring to the old-school rubberband effect, that certainly isn't the only option, and I don't think it was enabled by default for me either. Maybe you're actually seeing a distribution default configuration issue?

FWIW I'm enjoying smooth and quite snappy opaque window resizing with compiz.

Debates on the future of Compiz

Posted Jan 17, 2009 19:48 UTC (Sat) by bronson (subscriber, #4806) [Link]

I guess I'm falling behind the times. While the latest Ubuntu still does the rubber band effect (!), Fedora 10 appears to do a proper resize. Excellent! It appears that this will not be a problem for much longer.


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