Linux.com: Beryl Releases Version 0.1.0; Developer Speaks About Split with Compiz

“The Beryl project, a fork of the Compiz compositing window
manager, announced its initial development release, version 0.1.0,
today. The developers hope the new project, born of the
community-maintained compiz-quinnstorm branch after months of
diverging development, will allow greater community involvement and
produce more flexible code.

“Compiz was developed at Novell in conjunction with the Xgl X
server and released in January 2006. It is a window manager
(replacing, for example, GNOME’s Metacity or KDE’s KWin) that
allows hardware-accelerated OpenGL and visual ‘special effects’
like transparency and animation…”


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