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: Chazza
Last Packager: Chazza
Votes: 141
Popularity: 1.393712
First Submitted: 2014-08-04 13:22
Last Updated: 2018-03-14 11:26

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Techman35 commented on 2018-08-06 13:17

Archlinux lasted update will reset compiz configuration.... rebuilding the package fix the problem.

Chazza commented on 2018-07-25 17:11

No, patch is a member of the base-devel group. AUR packages never list base-devel packages as dependencies because it is assumed that you already have base-devel installed.

Please have a read of the wiki page:

glenntanner3 commented on 2018-07-25 17:05

missing dependency: 'patch'

Chazza commented on 2018-07-17 14:52

@Techman35 Yeah, it's a bummer. :( In the past week or two some new commits have been pushed to the Compiz trunk on but it seems to be mainly ccsm related from looking at the commit messages.

Techman35 commented on 2018-07-16 13:15

@Chazza i will test version 0.8 to see how it works... by the moment i use compiz 9 cuz it have better performance and no tearing issue. but i miss the blur plugin :(

dwellingsoul commented on 2018-05-27 04:11

@Chazza Sorry for the late reply.

I noticed that in order to reproduce the crash you must put something in the "window" field (such as thunar, xfce4-terminal, etc...). Probably it won't crash immediately but it will for sure if you issue compiz --replace or if you re-enable the plugin.

I was referring to this compiz (not compiz-manjaro). Back when I used Manjaro I installed this package and I had the same results with Arch. Since you didn't experience any crashes I think it might be related to my graphics card (nvidia quadro 4000), but who knows. The feature doesn't work anyway, and it might as well crash for other users.

Yeah, I followed your advice and so far, compiz 0.8 is working fine even with Gaussian Blur. That bug report isn't going to receive any support from Canonical. Since Ubuntu 14.04 they pretty much killed compiz, but hey, compiz 0.8 still does the job pretty well. Thanks for the reply.

Chazza commented on 2018-05-22 15:01

@dwellingsoul Thanks for your message. I had a look at this and you're right - the Blur Windows plugin does nothing. I wasn't able to reproduce a crash when selecting the Gaussian filter though.

With regards to the Manjaro package, they're not using exactly the same Compiz version. They shadowed a decision of mine back in December of last year to use a development snapshot. I later changed this package back to using the release version because of some issues reported to me. But as far as I'm aware they're still using the dev snapshot.

So that could account for why the Manjaro version crashes and this one does not. However, I did try testing this with compiz-bzr which at the moment is only slightly more recent than the dev snapshot that Manjaro uses (r4143 vs r4138) and I didn't get a crash there either so who knows.

I'm sorry but I don't think there's anything I can do about this right now. :( I've never done OpenGl programming you see, otherwise I would try and fix it myself.

I notice that there's a bug report for the Blur plugin crashing on the launchpad front page [1] so you could try adding to that. But bear in mind that Compiz is not really a priority for Canonical now seeing as Unity 7 is no longer being used in new Ubuntu versions.

Have you tried using a recent version of Compiz 0.8? I've not tried it myself but it has a new upstream on GitHub which has a good deal more development activity than Compiz 0.9 as far as I can tell. You might have more luck with that.


dwellingsoul commented on 2018-05-21 00:29

Everything is working fine except for one thing: Blur Windows. Doesn't matter which blur filter is selected, nothing will happen anyway. I don't know if it's just me (which I doubt because everything, even the cheesy animations are working as intended).

In Manjaro if I selected Gaussian filter compiz would crash and selecting the 2 other filters wouldn't do anything at all. Now in Arch it doesn't even crash. It doesn't do anything at all. What can I do?

By the way, thanks for maintaining this.

Chazza commented on 2018-03-31 07:50

@ector, I think he runs 'compiz --replace' at startup which means Marco gets started first but is then killed. Whether Compiz then starts emerald or gtk-window-decorator wouldn't affect that.

ector commented on 2018-03-31 07:15

he says he uses marco, but I see that he uses emerald in his compiz1. boh