[compiz] Re: --skip-gl-yield

Colin Guthrie gmane at colin.guthr.ie
Fri Apr 20 08:54:14 PDT 2007

Kristian Lyngstøl wrote:
> I think it's appropriate to extend the existing manager-program(s) so
> they also do the system checks Beryl currently does in core. This will
> keep compiz-core clean, and present users with a single tool to start
> things up, without having to know what options to use.
> It's a fact that the system checks in beryl, combined with the
> integrated settings, makes starting it up beryl a lot easier than
> compiz. However, I agree that these things shouldn't have to be in
> compiz, but there's no reason not to have them in an other application
> all together.

I'll be honest and say that I don't like beryl-manager. I never use it.
I've made sure my distro is capable of loading the user's window manager
of choice correctly without the need for the manager.

To me starting kwin or metacity etc. and then killing them and replacing
them with compiz/beryl just seems a little hacky.

In Mandriva we've made sure that our X startup process can check system
and or user preferences as to what Window manager etc. they want.

Now I concede that hacks such as __GL_YEILD  and the --use-copy etc. are
not handled here (they can be configured manually however), so some sort
of auto-selection stuff is handy. However, I would have thought that
these should go in wrapper scripts rather than a compiled GUI
application as they could then be used in more places - e.g. in X
startup scripts.

Just my €0.02


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