installed compiz fusion then went back to beryl

Now don’t get me wrong, it was pretty cool. Actually really cool. The merging of beryl and compiz means there are so many plugins that it will make your head spin. But spinning is the problem. I run dual screens and compiz fusion does not support a big cube (spans both monitors as one cube) yet. So although I had a 4 sided cube each screen was actually an eight sided cube and were opposites of each other. Does that make sense? Well it was just annoying. It is a bug they know about and will fix here soon.

Thing is they do not even have an official release yet, it is in beta currently. They should have a stable version here soon since it is going to be included in ubuntu 7.10 Gusty Gibbon. I will use it when they fix the dual monitor thing. Cool thing is I have both installed and can switch between them, so no headaches there.

Ubuntu install, which works really nice since it is still the apt-get way. none of that tricky git stuff.

EDIT: well I am now switching back and forth. Still the multi cube irks me, but they are working on it.

EDIT II: looks like somebody found a workaround.
CCSM –> general options –> display settings –> uncheck detect outputs

there is one drawback. It does not recognize the separation of your monitors, so a maximized app will span both. Still better than having this.

compiz and beryl to merge?

according to this guy, possibly.

I don’t want to be over dramatic, but this could not have come at a better time. The 3d desktop is the first thing to grab the general public’s imagination and push people into trying out Linux. Compiz and Beryl provide an experience you really can’t get on Windows or Mac. There is an exciting Wild West feel to the projects. As things mature, this will be what brings Linux to the mainstream. The passion everyone involved feels may look like a negative. It is the project’s greatest strength.

UPDATE: seems it is happening according to this.

compiz community member hacks beryl site

from beryl site

On January 2nd, 2007 Beryl was the victim of an online attack directed at our MySQL server. This attack removed most entries for the past several weeks and will cost countless hours in repair and recovery. Logs of the attack have been salvaged and analyzed, and the likely origin of the attack identified. To save as much hysteria as possible, this attack appears to be isolated to the machine of a Compiz community member whose handle will not be released at this time. Logs of the attack will be made publically available once they have been turned over and reviewed by the proper community authorities. The Compiz community has been extremely helpful in dealing with this crisis and have offered additional insight and information to the attack. To put some additional fears to rest, the forums are unnaffected and continue to function normally, the blog, dev blogs, and wiki all suffered hits however. T he recovery process has begun. As updates continue we will post them here.
–The Beryl Team

UPDATE – The “attack” on the site thus far (log review is still going on) seems to be the result of a social engineering effort which allowed the attacker to gain access to a fairly unpriviledged account, but enough to drop some tables. The attacker did not use a proxy and will be reported to their local authorities. Some good news, most content has been restored and more is being restored now.

getting closer on Beryl (used to be compiz)

So it has been a rough couple of weeks for people wanting to install the newest stuff in compiz.
Beryl is the new fork of the quinnstorm debs I host here (1.5 million hits a month). The old packages have been removed and it is frustratriting folks.
Well the wait is almost over.

according to the Beryl Blog 0.1.0 is scheduled to release today or tomorrow – at least we hope so.