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As the author says, metacity is a "Boring window manager for the adult in you. Many window managers are like Marshmallow Froot Loops; Metacity is like Cheerios."
This package contains the core binaries.
Metacity Compositor =================== Since version 2.22 Metacity includes a simple compositor. It's only intended to add a set of non-customisable simple effects. Currently these include a drop-shadow around windows, and thumbnail previews in the window switcher dialog. Contrary to Compiz, the Metacity compositor uses the XRender extension to draw to the screen. This means that no 3D accelera more»
Metacity is not a meta-City as in an urban center, but rather Meta-ness as in the state of being meta. i.e. metacity : meta as opacity : opaque. Also it may have something to do with the Meta key on UNIX keyboards. The first release of Metacity was version 2.3. Metacity has no need for your petty hangups about version numbers. The stable releases so far are 2.4.x, 2.6.x, 2.8., 2.8.1.x, 2.8.5 more»
2.30.1 ====== Thanks to Edward Sheldrake for the crash fix in this version. - Fix crash when right-clicking on window frame (Edward) Translations David Planella (ca), Reşat SABIQ (crh) 2.30.0 ====== Thanks to Owen Taylor, Didier Roche, and Dominique Leuenberger for improvements in this version. - Fix typo when checking the result of getpwuid (Owen) - Revert new default cycle_group keyb more»
metacity (1:2.30.1-3) unstable; urgency=low [ Josselin Mouette ] * 05_36_workspaces.patch: patc more»
2009-09-08 Frederic Peters <firstname.lastname@example.org> * configure.in: Post-release bump to 2.27. more»
Havoc Pennington <email@example.com>
This package was debianized by Thom May <firstname.lastname@example.org> on Sun, 10 Feb 2002 12:03:22 +0000. It wa more»