Plans for Compiz in Ubuntu 8.10

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| Putting this all together if I can even get the first two items completed
| this will be a very nice release that makes our packages easier to maintain
| and solves several real issues every user deals with. We should also have
| DRI2 support for at least the Intel driver (and hopefully the ATI one as
| well) which fixes our problems with using OpenGL applications with Compiz.
| This all makes me feel somewhat sorry for people who will choose to stick
| with the Ubuntu 8.04 release due to its LTS status as they will have a vastly
| inferior Compiz experience and none of this is small enough to backport for
| them. Oh well, they’ll get to see it all in Ubuntu 10.04 or whenever the next
| LTS release is.
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http://www.realistanew.com/2008/04/3...in-ubuntu-810/

Ubuntu Hardy Heron Release

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| Hardy Heron honors the Ubuntu tradition and carries it forward, freshening
| things up and making the install experience even simpler to get through. If
| there's a distribution ready for your neighborhood newbie, this is it.
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http://kwawoenkz.blogspot.com/2008/0...n-release.html


Days ago:

FusionCast Episode IV -- Cylinder Cube, etc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKJBPCy2l3g


Recent:

Compiz Fusion Community News for Friday April 25th, 2008: Sphere-like cubes
cairo-text!

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| More and more improvements to the Compiz Fusion codebase this week, some
| highlights including: Sphere-like cube deformation, cairo text backgrounds
| and workspace naming. *
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http://smspillaz.wordpress.com/2008/...es-cairo-text/


Compiz is Cool – and Why That Matters

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| One of the most vexed questions within the open source world is when, if
| ever, GNU/Linux will take off on the desktop. Strangely, this isn't really
| about capabilities: as someone who has Ubuntu running on both of his main
| systems, I can attest to the fact that GNU/Linux is not just usable, it's a
| downright pleasure to use. In fact, I constantly marvel at how transparent
| open source has become: most of the time I'm simply not aware that I'm using
| it – it just works. * * *
|
| This raises the interesting question: so what's missing? What more does open
| source need to do in order to capture the attention of the general user? I *
| think the answer can be found on this YouTube video. *
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http://www.computerworlduk.com/toolb...=701&blogid=14


Compiz is the Most Important Thing to Ever Happen to Linux.

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| If the Linux community wants to wipe Windows and Mac out of the OS business
| all they need to do in focus all of their collective efforts on developing
| Compiz. With the combine intelligence of hundreds of thousands of nerds we
| could develop the most pimped out windows management system known to mankind.
| The kids don’t want stability, they want an OS w/ rims that spin. * *
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http://fffff.at/compiz-is-the-most-i...appen-to-linux