The Future of Compiz In Question
Phoronix: The Future of Compiz In Question
Rather than announcing a road-map for 2009 or sharing all of the accomplishments this year that were made within the Compiz development community, Kristian Lyngstol has shared some grave concerns for this project that brought "desktop bling" to Linux. Kristian has outlined a few areas that that he believes need to be addressed otherwise it could mean the death of Compiz...
Compiz only need to disappear
Compiz was a great experiment about desktop effects, but it has never been stable, well integrated in desktops, especially for KDE or easy to configure. However, the benefits of its existence was to show that the Linux desktop could do what others (Windwos and even MacOS X) couldn't. Futhermore, thanks to Compiz, graphics drivers have much improved in compositing support.
Now it's time to retire and invest in other projects like KWin which is (especially in KDE 4.2) all the same powerful, stable, fast, easy to configure and very well integrated in the desktop (link with energy profiles for example). And also, it works without compositing enabled or with 2D acceleration.
Farewell Compiz !