Ah Compiz, the darling of the freetard community. How many users were led to carnal bliss by your wobbling windows? How many were not heard from for several weeks as they navigated the wild expanse known as the CompizConfig Settings Manager?
Oh what is that you say LWN, diligent summarizer of freetardery? You say compiz is dying? And in true open source fashion?
…the community has been affected by the withdrawal of Compiz project leader David Reveman. Reveman's departure, apparently made without any official announcement, has led to a lack of leadership, since no experienced Compiz developer appears willing to assume the role of community organizer.
All I have to say is:
AH HA HA HA HA HA HA HA
Wasn’t this the project that was finally supposed to bring Linux ahead of the desktop OS pack? Don’t worry about shitty drivers or not being able to smoothly resize windows. This is hot shit man! I fuckin’ replaced by bedroom window with saran wrap so that, it too, could wobble.
C’mon guys. This is your star player, your poster child, the shining example of what OSS can accomplish, better and faster than those commercial companies, and you freetards can’t even keep that going. The rest of the article is depressingly typical, of course.. too few developers, too many branches, no leadership, bad code, blah blah blah blah.
But there’s a great little suggestion at the end:
But it may be that, now that the novelty of 3-D special effects have worn off, few reasons exist to develop them; the few practical effects, such as zooms, are too slight to encourage the majority to move away from standard 2-D desktops.
Wait, are you suggesting that a bunch of freetards got excited by a little bling, and went gung-ho on a new project, hyped it to the max (take that Microsoft and Apple!), without first thinking about whether they’re actually solving a user’s problem? Why, freetards would never do that… would they?
You guys need to wake the fuck up. No amount of wobbling is going to make a user switch to Linux and like it. I think they just might actually want working wireless and cool games, and fonts that don’t make you cry. But that’s just my hunch. Feel free to continue ignoring it.
And even if you’re going to keep working on this, why not try to do it in a way that doesn’t break shit that already worked? Like video? or OpenGL apps? I don’t care if a baboon wrote the drivers for my graphics card. It used to work. Now it doesn’t. FAIL.
Oh, and let me tell you a little secret: You can get wobbly windows on any platform, even Win95! Just browse to your favorite porn site, start a video, let your left hand do its thing (or your right, if you’re left-handed, of course), and at the same time drag a window around. If you don’t see it, just try harder. At the end, you might even get a cool Compiz-like liquid-on-your-screen effect.