Easy install bundle for compiz fusion 0.6 + emerald 0.5.2

Easy install bundle for compiz fusion 0.6 + emerald 0.5.2
Thanks to Albert‘s port, updated version of compiz and compiz-fusion are available in the spec-file-extra repository 🙂

You’ll find below a new easy install bundle of compiz 0.6.2, compiz-fusion 0.6.2 and emerald 0.5.2 for Solaris build 75a (and later) based distro.

You can check if this release will work on your machine by running my little check up script. You can either downloading it or
run this from a terminal :

/usr/sfw/bin/wget -O - http://www.gnome.org/~erwannc/compiz/compiz-0.6.2-on-solaris-check.perl | /usr/bin/perl

You can then download and run my install script.

This new release doesn’t include many new visible changes in term of plugins or configuration tools. See release notes for compiz & compiz fusion for details.

But new packages have been added to the bundle :
– fusion-icon : It’s a little app that sites in the gnome panel tray that allow you to easily change window manager and window decorator. Also allows to access the various configurations tools.
– emerald : It’s a custom window decorator. More details can be found here.

Once the install and configuration is finished you can start compiz via Applications>System Tools>Compiz Fusion Icon. This will start start compiz and add a compiz fusion icon in the tray area of the panel

fusion icon tray menu

You can then select which window manager and which window decorator you want to use easily.
NOTE : I found this app a buggy. So you can still use the start-compiz and stop-compiz command line tool. also note that you need /usr/sbin in your path to run fusion-icon.
(update 9/11/07 I’ve ported fusion-icon to solaris all features are working as expected now)
you can also change window decorator from the command line when compiz is running by using either gtk-window-decorator –replace or emerald –replace.

Enjoy 🙂

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