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jmc1987 11-02-2013 11:29 PM

Compiz fully been pulled for Debian?
Today, I was working on making my Desktop nice and flashy and was going to take compiz out of Sid (unstable) and I noticed that it wasn't in there, that it was removed?

Am I seeing this right? Any suggestions on finding compiz prebuilt for wheezy or jessie?

jmc1987 11-03-2013 01:48 AM

Well, it looks like its no longer availible, so If I want it, I have to compile it. I guess I have to compile emerald theme manager too anyways.

fenario 11-22-2013 01:30 AM

Emerald theme manager is part of emerald and emerald is still being maintained by die-hard emerald fans. Even though this repository was meant for Ubuntu you may find a workable version at:

TobiSGD 11-28-2013 05:18 PM

Compiz is not present in Sid because it is not developed anymore. You might want to try Kwin instead, it has similar features and can be used outside of KDE.

descendant_command 11-28-2013 05:44 PM

The old packages are still available at

jmc1987 11-28-2013 05:45 PM

after I've failed to get all features working correctly with compiz after building it, I did move to kwin on top of xfce

fenario 11-28-2013 08:36 PM

There is a way to use emerald within kwin
check out:
a package called: kwin-style-smaragd (Emerald for KDE)
available for ubuntu-precise and quantal e.g. :
There are some other interesting packages on that site like the:
Via a keyboard shortcut you can dim the whole desktop for night viewing.
Since these files are for Ubuntu, also a Debian based system, they may work OK.

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