[FusionComm] Compiz Fusion 0.6.0 released!

Guillaume Seguin
Sat Oct 20 22:33:23 CEST

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This is the first stable release of Compiz Fusion[1], the result of more
than six months of work and polish. This stable release is based on
Compiz Fusion 0.5.2, released on the 13th of August. This release is meant
to be used with compiz 0.6.2.
Compiz Fusion is the result of a merge between the Compiz community plugin
set "Compiz Extras" and the parts of the Beryl project that are independent
of the window manager core.  The two communities have re-united to create a
user experience for Linux that rivals anything available on other platforms.
The merge between Compiz and Beryl, combined with the continuing increase in
stability, reliability, and usability both in Compiz, Compiz Fusion and the
surrounding software environment (better driver support and so on), means
Compiz Fusion will be included in many more distributions.  Compiz and
Compiz Fusion will be enabled by default in some of them, such as the recently
released Ubuntu 7.10 "Gutsy Gibbon", making Compiz usage easier for everyone.
The Compiz Fusion 0.6.0 tarballs are available at
http://releases.compiz-fusion.org/0.6.0/ . You can verify these tarballs
using the sha1sums in
http://releases.compiz-fusion.org/0.6.0/compiz-fusion-0.6.0.sha1 , which are
signed by Compiz Fusion Release Team GPG key (C2B8F46E) at
http://releases.compiz-fusion.org/0.6.0/compiz-fusion-0.6.0.sha1.asc . The
matching Compiz Core tarball is available in the compiz/ subdirectory.
This release includes:
Compiz Plugin sets (plugins are split into three packages according to their
usefulness and stability)[2]:
	This is the main plugin set, fully supported and providing the most
	significant features. Check the list of plugins included in this
	pack, with descriptions on http://wiki.compiz-fusion.org/PluginsMain
	This is the extra plugin set, fully supported and providing less
	significant features. Check the list of plugins included in this
	set, with descriptions http://wiki.compiz-fusion.org/PluginsExtra
	This is the unsupported plugin set, which components should work but
	aren't officially supported by the development team. Check the list
	of plugins included in this pack, with descriptions on
	Compiz-manager is a wrapper script intended to start compiz with the
	appropriate arguments for the environment in use. It is intended
	both for use in distributions and by end-users who install Compiz
	Fusion in other ways than using their distribution's packages.
	BCOP is a code generator that provides an easy way to handle plugin
	options by generating parts of the plugin code directly from the xml
	metadata file.  It is used for most of the Compiz Fusion plugins.
	CompizConfig is an alternative configuration system for
	compiz that provides the following features :
	- Automatic plugin list generation.
	- Import/Export of the current configuration.
	- Configuration profiles.
	- Parsing of Compiz metadata files to provide an easy to use API for
	  configuration managers.
	- Conflict handling for plugins and actions.
	- Support for different configuration storage backends.
	- Desktop environment integration.  If a backend provides desktop
	  environment integration, then Compiz will share the keybindings
	  and settings with the default desktop environment window manager
	  like metacity or kwin.
	- Its own Compiz configuration plugin "ccp" to provide all features
	  of libcompizconfig with compiz.
	The kconfig backend for CompizConfig. It uses the KDE configuration
	system to store the compiz configuration and provides integration into
	the KDE desktop environment.
	The gconf backend for CompizConfig. It uses the GNOME configuration
	system and provides integration into the GNOME desktop environment.
	Python bindings for the compizconfig library.
compizconfig-settings-manager (a.k.a. ccsm)[3]:
	A fully featured Python/GTK based settings manager for the CompizConfig
	system, targeted to power users.
Please note that emerald and the emerald-themes components are being held
until the next release due to a runtime crasher. Emerald 0.5.2 can still be used
in the meantime.
Since 0.5.2 release there have been several hundred changes, most of
which are bug
fixes, improved error handling, translation updates or other kinds of
improvements on existing code.
Compiz Fusion is developed entirely as a volunteer project, and we'd like
to thank everyone who contributed to this release. Translators, testers,
the support team and developers[5] : thank you, your continuous contributions
made it all possible.
[1] http://www.compiz-fusion.org/
[2] http://wiki.compiz-fusion.org/CompizPlugins
[3] http://wiki.compiz-fusion.org/CCSM

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