Sunday, January 27, 2013

New Compton PPA

It's finished. A new PPA is available for Comtpon, the lightweight compositing manager. Thanks to cchj and Richard Grenville we have a new thirdparty repository available. It has been tested on both Quantal and Raring, and I must say it's pretty stable. Just follow the instructions provided at the Compton page at Tips'n'Tricks. Enjoy!

PS. Soon I'll update the configuration guide to modify the settings file without using pasameters at the command line.

12 comments:

  1. Thanks! I Will try it!

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  2. It's Grenville with one e.

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  3. @Grenville: sorry :)

    @Anonymous: I'm afraid Compton will not be included in Ubuntu general repos, but maybe it can be moved onto Lubuntu testing PPA

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  4. Awesome
    Compton is one of my 2012 favorite apps :D

    Kudus to the developers!

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  5. I'll have to try this on my Pentium. I wonder how well it will run with 512 MB of RAM :D

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  6. So which one is better Compton or Cairo as a composite manager for Lubuntu?

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  7. I think each one has its own goals, there's no competition. They do the same: activating the compositing effects. But they're very very different.

    Cairo is very easy to use (has a friendly GUI and a systray menu), it has more effects and it's extensible via plugins. But it's a bit unattended (there's no new PPAs or binaries since a few years).

    Compton is command line (CLI), but irt's more simple (so faster and more lightweight), and it's a new project (forked from xcompmgr) actively developed.

    It's a matter of taste :)

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  8. Hi,
    Please what is your compton settings. Thanks

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  9. Of course. My compton.conf file content is here:
    http://pastebin.ubuntu.com/5558044/

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  10. Thanks so much bro, very nice config!

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  11. Does this work on PowerPC Lubuntu?

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