Compiz 0.9 Release Finally Approaching
Phoronix: Compiz 0.9 Release Finally Approaching
More than a year ago we first talked about some of the Compiz 0.9 plans that involved merging Nomad and Compiz++ into Compiz and a host of other changes after the future of Compiz was called into question. Compiz Fusion was dropped too and Compiz++ is the C++ rewrite and also brings several other changes, such as Compiz no longer being just a compositing window manager, but the different components have been separated out...
I'm not sure I want gnome shell
I like compiz so much, I really don't want to switch to this new gnome shell thing. Is there going to be a way not to use that, and stick to the old setup, apart from never upgrading I mean?
Is it going to be possible to just use the gnome panels with nautilus and compiz with gnome 2.30, would be my question.
I am pretty sure there will be lots of users unhappy with it because it is so different and because they like compiz.
What I would like is for the panels to go really 3D (well projected) and likewise for nautilus. Real 3D applications. Which would mean a 3D widget set: "gtk3D". Windows floating in the distance instead of minimizing. Another Xserver running on another computer being a distant cube. Dragging applications between cubes and therefore between computers.
Gnome shell is still so 2D, and all of the other desktops (KDE, OS X, Windows) too. Actually, compiz is still only manipulating 2D windows. You see them in 3D, but they are still flat, and the third dimension is not even used for minimizing. Here we are living in the far future (2010) and still no real 3D desktop. Actually I am disappointed in the whole of computing. Really cool user interfaces you only ever see in movies. All of the others: meh.