OpenGL window and compositing manager
Compiz brings to life a variety of visual effects that make the Linux desktop
easier to use, more powerful and intuitive, and more accessible for users
with special needs.
Compiz combines together a window manager and a composite manager using
OpenGL for rendering. A "window manager" allows the manipulation of the
multiple applications and dialog windows that are presented on the screen. A
"composite manager" allows windows and other graphics to be combined together
to create composite images. Compiz achieves its stunning effects by doing
both of these functions.
compiz - OpenGL window and compositing manager
Compiz is an OpenGL compositing manager that use GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap
for binding redirected top-level windows to texture objects. It has a flexible
plug-in system and it is designed to run well on most graphics hardware.
Xorg Server Configuration
In order for compiz to work you need to add the following to you server
configuration file (/etc/X11/xorg.conf):
+ Enable the composite extension: locate the section named "Extensions" and
add the following line:
Option "Composite" "enable"
If there is no section "Extensions" yet, you should add one that looks
Release 0.8.4 (2009-10-14 Erkin Bahceci <firstname.lastname@example.org>)
Fixed many crashes (including doPoll/eventLoop ones).
Various memory leak fixes.
Fixed lost window issues with windows that are visible on all workspaces.
Fixed lost window issue when reducing the number of workspaces.
Fixed placing of dialogs (e.g.
compiz - OpenGL
compiz (0.8.4-4) unstable; urgency=low
* Drop libdbus-qt-1-dev from Build-Depends, as kindly requ
2006-06-21 David Reveman <email@example.com>
* src/window.c: Add updateTransientHint to protect
* Session management
* Various window management improvements
* Window shade mode
compiz and the standard set of plugins are designed and written by
David Reveman <firstname.lastname@example.org
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