extra plugins for compiz on Solaris x86

 

Thanks to Chris Wang, Compiz's extra plugins are available on solaris x86.


Note : you may experience some weird behaviours, even crashes with these third party plugins are not all well tested.

 burn transition effect from the animation plugin
burn transition effect from the animation plugin


To install the packages on Solaris x86 you have 3 options :

1) Use the following install script to install compiz and the extra plugin all in one go.
2) Download only the extra plugins as precompiled packages for solaris x86 and install them with pkgadd (useful is you already have compiz installed).
3) Compile the package yourself from the spec-file-extra repository. The package name is SFEcompiz-extra.


See my previous blog entry for instructions on how to run compiz.


The extra-plugins packages contain around 20 compiz plugins. The plugins enabled by default are :


- Animation. It provides a lot of funky transition effects between different window states (creation, minimize, destroy, etc).
- Ring. I provides an alternate 3D circular task switcher. Use the keyboard shortcut Mod4+tab (Mod4 = diamond key on Sun's keyboard) to see it.
- Thumbnail. It provides a live thumbnail of the minimized apps in the taskbar.
- Trailfocus. opacify and make translucent non focused windows.


You can enable and play with the other plugins via the compiz settings manager (gnome menu->preferences->Compiz Settings Manager).


Enjoy :)

Comments:

Now that is what I call having fun with Solaris. Integrate in the next build please. ---Bob

Posted by Bob Palowoda on July 07, 2007 at 06:53 PM CEST #

I second to the Integration into the next build so that people can DTrace this stuff to improve its Q factor.. Its also one step closer to a 'friendly' Solaris! Great Job ! We look forward to more where this came from; Like the new fusion stuff.. Edward.

Posted by Edward O'Callaghan on July 09, 2007 at 01:16 AM CEST #

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