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Porting of WinXP theme to Beryl


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a link would even suffice ;) I did a brief search but didn't find anything that was really luna-like. I thought someone would have come along and improved upon luna the way there was a port done for OSX back in the day.

Oh, you might know this but can Beryl handle things like window titlebar/frame blurring? I've been seeing vista style glass skins for Beryl but was wondering if they could achieve the blur effect similar to vista..

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Ermmm.....

Wikipedia:

Beryl is a compositing window manager for the X Window System. It is a fork of Compiz.Origin

Beryl is the new project name for the Quinnstorm branch of Compiz, announced on 19 September 2006 after Quinnstorm and the development team, the leader of which was Eamonn Bell, decided that the fork had come too far from the original Compiz started by Novell (compiz-vanilla). After the Novell XGL/Compiz team (mostly David Reveman) refused the proposition to merge the Quinnstorm changes with compiz-vanilla, the decision was made to make a real differentiation.[1][2][3] As of 20 October 2006, version 0.1.1 has been released into the original compiz-quinnstorm repositories and mirrors. On 18 January 2007, version 0.2.0 beta 1 was released for testing purposes.

[edit] Differences

Notable differences between Compiz and Beryl as listed on the Beryl FAQ are the following:

* The window decorator, formerly known as cgwd, is now named emerald. Currently, a cgwd theme can be ported to emerald by changing the extension from .cgwd to .emerald.

* Uses flat file backend instead of gconf, almost no GNOME dependency.

* Has a large variety of extra plugins, and enhanced features in other plugins.

o Most of these have been ported to the compiz-extra package[4][5]

* It has three themeable decorators: Emerald, Heliodor, and Aquamarine.

* It has a theme manager called emerald-theme-manager.

* Changes frequently: new features are added on a daily basis.

* Made by a community at Beryl Project Forums.

[edit] Window decorators

Like Compiz and unlike traditional window managers, Beryl delegates the drawing of window borders to a separate process, called a window decorator. There are currently three of them, all named after varieties of beryl, although only Emerald is currently considered stable.

* Emerald, the default window decorator and a continuation of cgwd, has its own theme format and supports effects like alpha transparency.

* Heliodor, a fork of Compiz's gtk-window-decorator, supports Metacity themes.

* Aquamarine supports KWin themes.

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