Package Details: compiz

Git Clone URL: (read-only)
Package Base: compiz
Description: Composite manager for Aiglx and Xgl, with plugins and CCSM
Upstream URL:
Licenses: GPL, LGPL, MIT
Conflicts: ccsm, compiz-bcop, compiz-core, compiz-fusion-plugins-experimental, compiz-fusion-plugins-extra, compiz-fusion-plugins-main, compiz-gtk, compizconfig-python, libcompizconfig, simple-ccsm
Provides: ccsm=, compiz-bcop=, compiz-core=, compiz-plugins-extra=, compiz-plugins-main=, compizconfig-python=, libcompizconfig=
Submitter: Chazza
Maintainer: Chazza
Last Packager: Chazza
Votes: 152
Popularity: 2.08
First Submitted: 2014-08-04 13:22
Last Updated: 2019-11-17 19:13

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Pinned Comments

Chazza commented on 2019-02-14 22:34

Anyone here looking for compiz-bzr should install compiz-git instead. Upstream development has moved back to git, making compiz-bzr obsolete.

The compiz-git package is available here:

Chazza commented on 2018-09-14 14:00

When library names like change you just need to rebuild the package. It's not a problem with the PKGBUILD. This is normal for AUR packages. Packages in the official repos also get rebuilt when libraries are updated.

Note that you shouldn't symlink new library names to old. This will create problems for you further down the line.

Latest Comments

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Chazza commented on 2019-11-17 19:18

Thanks for the heads up and the patch! Committed.

rharish commented on 2019-11-17 05:30

@Chazza I have created a patch to fix the issue that @Techman35 raised. Here are the required files:

This was happening because Python 3.8 removed a deprecated function.

Techman35 commented on 2019-11-16 00:59

ccsm wont launch after installing latest update

Chazza commented on 2019-10-29 13:23

@chorriwuarri See my pinned comment.

chorriwuarri commented on 2019-10-29 10:26

latest package update protonbuf breaks compiz

edit @Chazza yeah its work, thanks

muktupavels commented on 2019-04-07 19:41

I don't know anything about KDE support in compiz. All I know it did not compile and I removed all KDE related things. It seems that KDE support has been removed also from compiz reloaded...

If kdecompat still works then partial revert can be submitted, but it sounds that it does not work or has some problems... So someone needs to do partial or full revert and update to make it fully working with KDE 5.

Chazza commented on 2019-04-06 16:27

@denjack I didn't experience the issues that you did but it's possible I didn't test it for long enough.

@muktupavels I tried running Compiz + kdecompat plugin in KDE Plasma 5 in a VM. Unfortunately, not only did kdecompat not work for me, it actually introduced new problems. I wasn't able to open the KDE main menu with kdecompat enabled, it would keep closing immediately until I turned kdecompat off again. It also didn't add taskbar thumbnails although in fairness I wasn't even able to get taskbar thumbnails with the default kwin either. Enabling/disabling blur effect in kdecompat did nothing and I have no idea what "present windows" is so I can't test that. As you say, someone who actually uses KDE needs to test this but as near as I can tell, kdecompat doesn't work in KDE 5.

denjack commented on 2019-04-06 06:48

@Chazza: I have tried, the result is.... weird. There is KDE compatibility plugin present in CCSM. So far so good. The weirdness is in DockBarX thumbnails behaviour. It is sometimes there, sometimes not. Sometimes empty frame is shown when mouse pointer is above related dock icon, when it moves to the frame, thumbnail blinks for a while. It is funny when more than one instance of the application is run and so there should be multiple thumbnails shown. Multiple frames are shown and if one slides mouse pointer over them the frames randomly show thumbnails randomly are empty and this status is changing as the pointer moves. Not the thumbnail under the pointer is always shown any of the others can be. Hard to describe, if important i can try to catch it on screenshot.

Chazza commented on 2019-04-04 21:25

@denjack Ok great. Now try building Compiz 0.9.14 with this patch:

It is just a partial revert of the commit that removes kdecompat. I have tried this myself in my VM with dockbarx and can confirm that thumbnail previews in dockbar work with kdecompat enabled and do not work when it is disabled.

Anonymous comment on 2019-04-03 02:59

@Chazza - Yes that helps, tnx for explaining.

In addition I just want to say how much I appreciate Compiz is still alive. I've been running it standalone for could it be a decade already? Still the best :)