Why It's Taken compiz so long
Originally Posted by Thetargos
One thing that has sucked the air *out* of compiz (as a project) is that desktop environments (especially KDE, but equally true of GNOME, let alone the lighter desktop environments) are including their own compositing managers which are doing their darndest to obviate (either partially or completely) compiz. (Look *just* at KWin's rather lengthy, and getting lengthier, list of natively-supported desktop effects as long as you have OpenGL/XRender/DRI support - how many of these are duplicates of those normally brought to the table by compiz?) Desktop environments (whether heavy or lightweight) are becoming more and more monolithic - in fact, they are becoming a lot like - dare I even say it - *Windows*.