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Compiz Fusion 0.6.0 Out With openSUSE Packages

October 22nd, 2007 by
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The Compiz Fusion team announced the release of 0.6.0, the first stable release after six months of hard work from the community. The new version contains many fixes, new plugins, and many new features. As always, Jigish Gohil has provided packages for openSUSE 10.2 and 10.3 (using 1-click-install), in the X11:XGL Build Service repository.


Background

Compiz Fusion, as of openSUSE 10.3, is included in the official OSS repository. The Compiz Fusion project is “the result of a merge between the Compiz community plugin set “Compiz Extras” and the parts of the Beryl project that are independent of the window manager core. The two communities have re-united to create a user experience for Linux that rivals anything available on other platforms.”

Compiz Fusion on a Dual Display in openSUSE 10.3

What’s New

For an overview of what is new in the latest release, with screenshots, take a look at this Compiz Fusion blog. In addition to this, the openSUSE packages contain two excellent additional things to help:

Compiz Manager Wrapper

A new Compiz Manager wrapper script, which can ease the pain of enabling Compiz Fusion. It will launch Compiz Fusion automatically if it detects Xgl, or the hardware and drivers capable of running it.

Fusion System Tray Icon

For easy-access to Compiz and decoration settings, a new fusion-icon is included which will dock itself into the system tray. From here you can reload the window manager, change to another window decorator, and more:

Compiz Fusion Systray Icon

Install Now!

On openSUSE 10.3, you can use 1-click-install for installation of Compiz Fusion packages, simply click on the relevant link below:

fusion-kde-1click.png

fusion-gnome-1click.png

…which will install — in addition to all the standard Compiz Fusion packages — a KDE window decorator and a GTK window decorator respectively. The Emerald decorator is also included in both selections. For additional information check the Compiz Fusion wiki page, and optionally the AIGLX wiki page as well.

Get Help

Need any help getting things running? Just Communicate with the openSUSE Community! There are several ways to get in touch:

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22 Responses to “Compiz Fusion 0.6.0 Out With openSUSE Packages”

  1. ra100

    it seems it works correctly, finally.

    • Joe

      Excellent release! Takes away lot of hassle and its really stable. However, it does give some errors with Super Karamba and themes of super karamba are not loaded fully if enabled via auto run and also that they disappear from the screen if you rotate the cube desktop too fast.

      Would be eagerly waiting for more integration and better stability with other applications that uses graphics extensively for rendering!!!

      Still…may thanks and keep up the good work!

      Joe

  2. Bharat

    Atlast compiz is working on KDE without any issues. Great job and danke.

  3. Ralph Martin

    This is very nice, every single day openSuse is gettiing better and better and Yast one-click install is also amazing.

    As always keep the good work guys.

  4. Anonymous

    network is always the problem ,my suse cant access the opensuse.org, is there any other choice ,like manual installation package?

  5. fred

    Works Great! Is there any change that the kiba-dock packages in 10.2 will come in the 10.3 repo. The 10.2 packages don’t work in 10.3 very well.

  6. gremlin

    Working 1 day. Working on KDE without any issues. 13.3 Thanks !

  7. Gerardo

    It Works great, the video playing now is more efficient than compiz I’m telling you this because my video card is a little old so i am now very pleased!!!

  8. Nick Kass

    I love Linux and Compiz-Fusion :) GREAT WORK GUYS!!

  9. Quixote

    Works great, but I’d like to know if there is a list of the commands to activate and control the different effects. Up to moment I’ve been discovering the effects by trying combinations of keys and mouse more or less randomly… Is there such a list?

  10. Here is my desktop running Compiz-Fusion : http://linuxpoison.blogspot.com/2007/10/its-time-for-opensuse-103-rip-windows.html

  11. Excellent work!

  12. Bharat

    After trying #suse@irc and compiz-fusion forums, I am posting an issue I am having here.
    I am using compiz-fusion 0.6.0 on opensuse 10.3 running KDE, and I am having an issue with KMenu (KDE menu). I am able to launch KMenu with keyboard by assigning the command “dcop kicker kicker showKmenu” to some key comb in CCSM (CompizConfig Settings Manager). The trouble is after the KMenu is launched, the keyboard is not associated with the kmenu. Instead it is associated with the active window (before launching kmenu). So I am forced to use mouse to navigate kmenu, which is defeating the purpose. How to fix this one?

  13. What is the situation with Intel cards and video? Last time I installed Compiz Fusion, the videos where quite slow!

  14. I have two small issues with this. 1: There is an icon in the system trey that won’t go away. Is there anyway I can uninstall the Compiz Fusion cube icon? And, it wants to install Emerald, but i want to use the window decorations that came with SUSE. How can i do that? Thanks.

  15. Daniel Honc

    I only have an issue when kde starts kdw crashes, then i close the error window, but would like to fix it, otherwise runs perfect

  16. Willem Meens

    Very nice release! Had only one problem with having no borders after installing 0.6.0 (upgrading from 0.5.2). Im using GNOME.

    Solution was to start the fusion-icon and select the window decorator (using emerald now). Also added the fusion-icon to my startup programs.
    Workin like a charm :)