Compiz In February 2006 stunned the world with the help of Xgl. That project developed by engineers at Novell (SUSE)-Miguel de Icaza himself he had a great time at your blog, enable it to have a window manager that ended our desktop transformed into something much more powerful visually but it was also much more useful in various sections.
One of the first images of legendary Compiz cube. Source.
success was overwhelming, and in fact created some side projects-Beryl and Compiz Fusion was the best known-that eventually merged with Compiz again to join forces. The result was a project that grew in popularity and its use by Linux distributions.
However the situation has changed radically , and a time now Compiz has lost much of its relevance . The primary responsibility for its development while apologizing on his blog for the poor progress of Compiz, which seemed to keep pace he expected, and that news has joined others in which we have seen as many distributions are no longer supported in this component.
The last of them all is Fedora 17, and although not entirely sure is likely that the next version of Fedora does not integrate Compiz , which for some media as means death TechRepublic announced this project. That may be exaggerating, but the data do not lie: Gentoo, openSUSE, and even the GNOME project have strayed from the path of Compiz, and today Ubuntu is the only distribution that is using it as a compositing window manager.
The problem is that there are also rumors that Ubuntu Unity and end up using Mutter – the compositing window manager of GNOME 3 – instead of Compiz, leaving the latter in very bad situation.
are difficult times for a project that certainly is one of the great legends recent Open Source, but whatever happens Compiz can claim to have amazed millions of users , and serve reference platforms that borrowed much of it well.