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[News] GNOME Desktop Gets More OpenGL Goodness

  • Subject: [News] GNOME Desktop Gets More OpenGL Goodness
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 19 Feb 2010 21:21:49 +0000
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Mutter Moves Ahead With New Release

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| For those out of the GNOME loop, Mutter is an 
| OpenGL-using window and compositing manager 
| that leverages the Clutter tool-kit.



Elementary Theme Getting New Metacity

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| If you're not using the incredibly awesome
| eHomosapien metacity chances are you're using
| the default Elementary metacity. You may be
| interested to know then that this will be
| getting a bit of a makeover soon (and you can
| install it now!)


Metacity Compositing Effects in Ubuntu 8.10

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| Donât have a graphics card capable of running desktop effects with Compiz on
| Ubuntu? By enabling compositing in GNOMEâs default Metacity window manager,
| you get some eye candy and can run applications that require or benefit from
| a compositing window manager. Metacity uses your CPU instead of a graphics
| card, so itâll work on anything - even a virtual machine.


Compositing With Metacity - An Early Look

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| In its current incarnation, the compositing in Metacity is similar in feel
| and function to the compositing used in Xfce; itâs not particularly
| attractive looking, but it is extremely stable and performs well on lower-end
| systems. If youâre after features that only compositing can provide but
| arenât after Compizâ ultra-pretty but ultra-heavy management, you may have
| tried Metacityâs compositing already and been disappointed. However, the new
| version has dramatically stepped up on stability and performance, so once
| youâve got your hands on GNOME 2.24 you may want to consider giving it
| another chance.

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