Review compiz effects that are enabled and available

Registered by Martin Pitt on 2009-11-05

Review the list of effects that we enable by default and which we ship. One particular request that we got is to enable the cube effect by default.

Blueprint information

Status:
Complete
Approver:
Martin Pitt
Priority:
Low
Drafter:
Sebastien Bacher
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
Sebastien Bacher
Definition:
Approved
Series goal:
Accepted for lucid
Implementation:
Implemented
Milestone target:
milestone icon lucid-alpha-3
Started by
Martin Pitt on 2010-02-18
Completed by
Martin Pitt on 2010-02-18

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Sprints

Whiteboard

To try proposed compiz settings for Lucid (your settings will be exported and saved):

$ bzr branch lp:compiz-settings-lucid
$ cd compiz-settings-lucid
$ python compiz-settings.py

Work items:
[djsiegel] define new comiz settings, file per-plugin bugs describing changes: DONE
[seb128] update the compiz lucid package to use dsiegel's settings: DONE
[seb128] write code to backup the user config on upgrade: DROPPED
[seb128] write instructions on how to restore a configuration: DROPPED

rickspencer3 2009-12-01: I seem to recall that seb128 volunteered to do the necessary work to make this happen for djsiegal. Please adjust if I am wrong.

rickspencer3 2010-02-09: seems that the last two work items are not necessary. If users have set Advanced in their Appearance->Desktop Effects panel, the update should not modify their compiz settings, as the user is no longer using the defaults. If the user is on Normal, then they cannot modify the defaults, so will get the new defaults. A user on "Advanced" can select "Normal" to get the new defaults.

djsiegel 2010-02-10: Rick, sounds excellent. Also, we did not move to 2x2 workspaces so cube should still work like a charm on "Advanced" ;)

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Work Items