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#1 2020-01-30 17:02:01

john-walsh
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Registered: 2019-11-12
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thoughts on compiz

Hi All,

As a user of XFCE4, and I want to continue using XFCE4, I have a concern / question.

I get the impression that in the switch to Wayland, the Compiz window manager will no longer work.

I do use a couple of features of Compiz, which I find useful (rather than eye candy): zoom out all desktops and show all windows, as hot corners with the mouse.


So I just wanted to ask about this area.

If Compiz will stop working under Wayland - would XFCE be interested in bringing in the features of Compiz to your own window manager - like KDE have done (I believe, but have never tried it)?

Thanks,
John.

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#2 2020-01-30 18:38:16

Aravisian
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Registered: 2019-08-17
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Re: thoughts on compiz

Is Wayland planned as a supported login option, but not the only supported login option? Should be able to log in on x or on Wayland at the login settings cog wheel.

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#3 2020-01-30 20:23:24

denyer
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From: UK
Registered: 2018-10-20
Posts: 25
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Re: thoughts on compiz

Yeah, I think Wayland-only is probably still years away. edit: For Linux in general. X has survived this long with good reason.

I get the impression the main person involved with Xfwm4 is Olivier and it's unlikely to have anything radical done to it, but you could try reading/posting on https://www.bountysource.com/teams/xfce

More pragmatically, it may be worth trying KDE in a virtual machine.

Last edited by denyer (2020-01-30 20:26:57)

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#4 2020-01-30 23:28:16

john-walsh
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Registered: 2019-11-12
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Re: thoughts on compiz

For my use, X is fine, as was initV, but these choices are out of my control when I go with a distro.

So just thinking ahead...

I'll be happy as long as I can run X.

re: KDE - I just appreciate simple, so I like XFCE. I took a look at 1 source file in git - it didn't even have any // single line comments, real pure ANSI C, and I like that.

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#5 2020-01-31 03:24:32

ozjd
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From: Hawkesbury NSW Australia
Registered: 2012-02-05
Posts: 560
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Re: thoughts on compiz

Every time Wayland has been raised on irc the answer is that Xfce would need to be rewritten from scratch, an Xfce-shell, and so won't be considered in the near future.

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#6 2020-01-31 15:36:26

pedherall
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Registered: 2017-02-11
Posts: 8

Re: thoughts on compiz

Something similar does xfdashboard:

https://docs.xfce.org/apps/xfdashboard/start

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