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Compiz community shakeup could bring big improvements

Feb 09, 2009, 16:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ryan Paul)

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"The fork, which was called Beryl, was eventually reunited with upstream Compiz when it merged with Compiz Extras and became Compiz Fusion.

"Reveman's declining participation in the effort left Compiz without any leadership or direction. Several active contributors began making massive architectural changes to Compiz in their own branches outside of the project. This fragmentation weakened the project and created a lot of uncertainty about how it would move forward. In response to these issues, developer Kristian Lyngstol posted a message on the Compiz mailing list in December urging the community to come together and build a consensus around a new direction, consolidate its development tools, and improve technical documentation so that Compiz would be more accessible to new contributors."

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