Compiz Release Announcement – 0.8.12

Hello again. We have joined forces with the mate-compiz team and adopted the new name, Compiz Reloaded. We’ve also moved to github and Compiz 0.8.12 is ready. Here is the changelog:

– Add font family configuration for plugins that draw text such as Group/Tab, Scale Window Title Filter and Workspace Names plugins
– Lessen probability of “white glitches” that happen on resize using gtk-window-decorator and emerald
– gtk-window-decorator, emerald, ccsm, simple-ccsm and fusion-icon support both gtk2 and gtk3
– Fix right click near top edge of maximized windows in gtk-window-decorator and emerald
– Add an option to emerald-theme-manager to disable shading when titlebar is scrolled
– Rename plugins-unsupported to plugins-experimental and add many more plugins
– Change minimum and default amount of waves to 0 for Magic Lamp animation
– Add support for a Super Maximize button in emerald (toggles fullscreen)
– Various fixes for ccsm, simple-ccsm and fusion-icon
– Address vs problem more fully
– Increase maximum Mipmap LOD for Blur plugin
– Move Desktop Wall plugin to core
– Lots of additional Mate support
– Fix crash related to animations
– Fix memory leaks in emerald

The packages can be found here.

There is a script used to install the compiz suite. To use it:

Step 1) – Install Xubuntu 15.10 or your variant of debian-based Linux distribution with sudo installed.

Step 2) – Install git

$ sudo apt-get install git

Step 3) – Download the build script set. Optionally omit -b release-0.8.12 to build latest compiz-reloaded master

$ git clone git:// -b release-0.8.12

Step 4) – Run the INSTALL script

$ ./scripts/go

Step 5) – Start ccsm by typing ccsm in the terminal and verify it runs

$ ccsm

Step 6) – Enable basic plugins such as Window Decoration, Move Window, Place Window, Resize Window and maybe Wobbly so you know it’s working

Step 7) – Start compiz with

$ compiz --replace ccp

Step 8) – Start a compiz window decorator

$ gtk-window-decorator --replace

If everything is working, then congratulations! You can add ‘gtk-window-decorator’ (without quotes) to ccsm>Effects>Window Decoration>Command field so gtk-window-decorator starts when compiz does. If not, you can ask in #compiz or #compiz-reloaded on Enjoy!

AUDIENCE: This information is targeted toward those familiar with Linux distributions and FOSS.

INFORMATION: The script set includes an uninstall script used to remove everything. Run ./scripts/uninstall to use it.

WARNING: This software and other 0.8.x versions may conflict with any 0.9.x compiz, ccsm, emerald or other compiz 0.9.x components.

DISCLAIMER: Not responsible for unhappy camping, confused vulkans or exploding pixels.

15 thoughts on “Compiz Release Announcement – 0.8.12”

  1. Brilliant news! I’ll make a YouTube video about this soon in an attempt to help spread the word. “Compiz Reloaded” is the best project name this could have in my opinion, so I’ll refer to it as that. Thanks again for all your hard work Soreau, it’s very much appreciated!

  2. Ohhh whattttttttt. Compiz Lives again! Pleaseeeeeee port to Wayland 😀 😀 😀
    We ALL love compiz! Yes there are alternatives that do similar effects… but there is NO comparison!

  3. Mr. Soreau.
    You Are the Man.
    My Xubuntu 16.04 Machine Is Brilliant. A Free World.
    Xubuntu+Compiz+Cairo Dock+Wine 1.7.44
    Who needs Win10 Or Mac.
    Soreau Reloaded
    Good Work.
    Thanks Mate 😉

  4. compiling failes because:

    compiz.cpp:44:25: fatal error: compiz-core.h: No such file or directory

      1. I’m on debian jessie 8.4 and the error appears after I typed
        $ ./scripts/go
        and while compiling libcompiz*

        libcore has been compiled and also ./src/compiz/core/include/compiz-core.h is actually there … but the compiler doesn’t find it

  5. This is so Kewl!! I’ve missed some of the unsupported plug-ins and it’s so very nice to have them back together with Mint Mate.
    You folks rock!

    PS Where can a fellow donate some bucks?

  6. Love Compiz!! Any new news? Anxiously waiting for grid to have mouse and hot corners added!!! As a home theater PC and a nice big 4K TV there is nothing like Compiz to show off the customization capabilities of GNU/Linux and add awesome effects to an already awesome OS. And the hot corners makes for awesome capabilities for a Surface Pro 3. Nothing like Compiz!

  7. thank you very much ive learned so much over the years, and it all started with compiz, when i heard it was “dead” i couldnt believe it and here you are back at it again.
    ive been using this compiz for some time now and i must say it is top-shelf.

    Thank you

  8. I am trying to install this on Debian sid, I tried version 8.14 and had errors and posted them on that thread.

    So i figured i would try this 8.12 version and got the following errors which are different then the 8.14 version. Any help would be great. I would obviously prefer version 8.14 but figured i would try this version to see if it would work.

    Package libpng12-dev is not available, but is referred to by another package.
    This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
    is only available from another source

    E: Package ‘libpng12-dev’ has no installation candidate
    E: Unable to locate package python-pyrex
    E: Unable to locate package python-gtk2
    prerequisites: Problem encountered while installing compiz

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