[arch-dev-public] Dropping compiz?

Jan Alexander Steffens jan.steffens at gmail.com
Wed May 8 11:06:56 EDT 2013

On Wed, May 8, 2013 at 5:00 PM, Bartłomiej Piotrowski <b at bpiotrowski.pl> wrote:
> Hi,
> I would like to drop compiz from [community] to AUR. Although 0.8.9 has
> been tagged 5 weeks ago, 0.8.x branch doesn't get any serious changes
> and shouldn't be used anywhere.
> I see some development in 0.9.x (at least bug fixes), additionally it's
> used as compositor in Ubuntu, but I don't have required knowledge to
> judge whether it can be used without Unity and we should support it or not.
> What do you thunk?
> --
> Bartłomiej Piotrowski
> http://bpiotrowski.pl/

I support dropping it to the AUR. The age of desktop cubes and wobbly
windows has passed, and it has just been bitrotting since then. Compiz
is currently only useful as a host for Unity, which we don't have in
our repos.

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