Compiz Release Announcement – 0.8.14

It’s time for Compiz Reloaded 0.8.14. Here is the changelog:

– Whisker menu resize bug fix
– Improved horizontal and vertical maximizing
– Removed the “Number of Desktops” option
– Fixed crash when displaying special characters in gtk-window-decorator and emerald
– Set rotate and wall default flip bindings to None, which mitigates the problem where edges of screen are unclickable
– Fix potential for skydome silently failing to render
– Don’t fallback for exceeding max texture size
– Improved –button-layout behavior for gtk-window-decorator
– Updated translations
– Introduced window state selector in ccsm
– Improvements to elements, staticswitcher, static and notification plugins
– Added more colorfilters
– Added models for cubemodel plugin
– Added default enabled option for stars, fireflies, wizard and snow
– Increase maximum text size for relevant plugins
– Added earth plugin (built where libcurl and libglew dependencies are available)

The packages can be found here.

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

Step 1) – Install Xubuntu 17.04 or your debian-based Linux distribution flavor with sudo installed.

Step 2) – Install git

$ sudo apt-get install git

Step 3) – Download the build script set. Optionally omit ‘-b release-0.8.14’ to build latest compiz-reloaded git master

$ git clone git:// -b release-0.8.14

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! If not, you can ask in #compiz or #compiz-reloaded on or file an issue on github.

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

This version of compiz 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 crazed kittens, disgruntled gnomes or volcanic paint eruptions.


7 thoughts on “Compiz Release Announcement – 0.8.14”

  1. I love this project, but I am noticing a problem on Linux Mint Mate. The problem is that I can’t configure anything and I can’t say why.

    1. Other users have reported this and I recently experienced as well. I am unsure why this happens and since it is an intermittent problem, it makes it difficult to debug. If someone can reproduce it reliably, they would be in a better position to debug it.

    1. Before, there were three settings: Number of Desktops, Horizontal Virtual Size and Vertical Virtual Size. Since Number of Desktops was not implemented for anything other than 1, and the latter two options could be used for all purposes, it made sense to remove the Number of Desktops option.

  2. git clone is not working. connection refused… Does anyone know a fix, or is it my box?

    Also any idea in a new release. i love this stuff!! really love it!!!

  3. Trying to run the install script in Debian sid and i get the following error. Any suggestions?

    The following packages have unmet dependencies:
    python-dev : Depends: python (= 2.7.17-2)
    Depends: libpython-dev (= 2.7.17-2) but it is not going to be installed
    Depends: python2-dev (= 2.7.17-2) but it is not going to be installed
    E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.
    prerequisites: Problem encountered while installing compiz

    I can install Compiz from the sid repo but this version is newer and seems to work with less bugs. Please let me know what i can do to make it work. Thank you for all the hard work you put into keeping Compiz alive!!

  4. I have been using this for a few years now, ever since initial release. 8.10 I recently noticed there is no fusion-icon and no reflection effects plugin. If I may make a request, a final release including these 2 additions would be awesome. Thank you again for all your hard work!! Excellent result indeed!!

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