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Compiz 0.8.0 To Be Released In About A Week

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Published on 05 February 2009 09:24 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Desktop
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With a new day comes new announcements from the Compiz development community. Earlier this week it was announced that Nomad and Compiz++ would merge back into Compiz and then yesterday it was made known that Compiz Fusion will be dropped and other changes are coming down the road for this compositing window manager. Kristian Lyngstol has today shared the release plans for Compiz 0.8.0.

The code-base for Compiz 0.8 was branched back in November but there has been no clear direction for Compiz up until recently when talks started taking place. Kristian is calling for a feature and string freeze beginning this Friday. The final release will then hopefully occur late next week or early into the following week.

For all of the details, check out the Compiz mailing list.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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