Package Details: compiz

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Package Base: compiz
Description: Composite manager for Aiglx and Xgl, with plugins and CCSM
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Licenses: GPL, LGPL, MIT
Conflicts: ccsm, compiz-bcop, compiz-core, compiz-fusion-plugins-experimental, compiz-fusion-plugins-extra, compiz-fusion-plugins-main, compiz-gtk, compizconfig-python, libcompizconfig, simple-ccsm
Provides: ccsm=, compiz-bcop=, compiz-core=, compiz-plugins-extra=, compiz-plugins-main=, compizconfig-python=, libcompizconfig=
Submitter: Chazza
Maintainer: Ta180m
Last Packager: Chazza
Votes: 158
Popularity: 0.32
First Submitted: 2014-08-04 13:22
Last Updated: 2020-10-23 12:45

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Chazza commented on 2021-04-05 21:09

I'm dropping compiz and compiz-git. I don't use them anymore so it makes more sense that an active user continue maintenance.

lectrode commented on 2021-03-15 21:24

@robson @Chazza Thank you for checking. Glad to know it doesn't affect everyone. I'll keep digging. Maybe I did something weird in my bash environment

EDIT: Ended up being my version of glib2. Does not affect the version included in the arch repos.

Chazza commented on 2021-03-15 21:22

Just rebuilt compiz and I'm unable to reproduce this one. Sorry.

robson commented on 2021-03-15 20:54

I rebuilt compiz yesterday after the protobuf update, and the build went without any problems.

lectrode commented on 2021-03-15 20:23

Still investigating, but currently I cannot compile this or compiz-git for the protobuf update. Getting this repeating error during the build:

Package >= was not found in the pkg-config search path.
Perhaps you should add the directory containing `>=.pc'
to the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable
Package '>=', required by 'glib-2.0', not found
Package '3.38.0', required by 'glib-2.0', not found

On first glance it seems like a build dependency update introduced a bug, as it's reading '>=' as a package name)

So far I've tried * downgrading cmake to 3.18.4 * downgrading cython to 0.29.21

Anyone else running into this issue?

Autodidaddy commented on 2021-03-03 01:58

Tnx. I'll try workarounds next. I noticed enabling 'Animations Plus' was causing compiz to crash completely at random times. Then I disabled all animations and I haven't had any issues so far.

edit; keep having issues. I have the workarounds enabled now. I was also having issues with the screenshot plugin (very important to me) in that the shots were now faded. Workaround was to disable the selection indicator. Not acceptable.

edit; turns out to be the kernel!! see

Chazza commented on 2021-03-01 19:20

Have you tried this:

Otherwise I'm not too sure.

Autodidaddy commented on 2021-03-01 18:08

I ran into rendering issues, switched back from compiz-git but didn't resolve it. I'm running Plasma now with all desktop effects on and no issues so it's got something to do with compiz. First noticed it with playing DRM video. Then gtk apps started just missing parts, and fullscreen video with mpv suddenly would flicker badly. After reboot everything fine again for some time. Any ideas where to start?

Autodidaddy commented on 2021-02-03 17:34

I'm good again! Tnx @ lectrode; learned something there. Rebuilding packages shown by that pacman command didn't work. I tried the command for 3.9 instead of 3.8 which gave me a huge list. Then proceeded to install rebuild-detector. It took hours and hours to rebuild everything that needed to rebuild and while I was at it installed compiz-git. I'm not sure if that fixed the issue for me or switching to compiz-git. I'll stay with compiz-git for now.

lectrode commented on 2021-02-02 17:45

@Autodidaddy @wm8120 You can list packages that need to be rebuilt after python update with:

pacman -Qqo "/usr/lib/python3.8/site-packages"

There is also a rebuild-detector in the AUR that may help you out further.