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MX 17.1 Snapshot with compiiz

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MX 17.1 Snapshot with compiiz

#1 Post by aledie » Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:17 am

Hi, I accidentally stumbled onto this video on Youtube, tried it for few days from a live USB. Impressed, it looks really pretty what he (Dave) did with MX-17.1, adding compiz, cube effects etc. His snapshot is downloadable on the top just below the video screen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nLzDhQErag

I also like his idea of rather standard simple xfce panel on the top and generally artistic sense, first time I tried MX-16, icons loaded into the panel at boot up so slow on my older i5 compaq, that I got bad first impression 'not that snappy as claimed' and went back to Mint/ Antix for one more year before looked into and realized how great MX is.

Is the guy not here on forum? From the impression he's totally into MX, could put his snapshots into community repo instead of google drive, like Workbench/ KDE/LXQt. I'd usually rather not full install to HD otherwise.
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Re: MX 17.1 Snapshot with compiiz

#2 Post by asqwerth » Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:45 am

Have you checked the Popular Apps tab of the MX Package Installer? Compiz is a one-click install from that (under "Window Managers" category). [ADDED: he might be using COmpiz 0.9 though, and MX uses Compiz Reloaded 0.8 series, which was revived and continues to be maintained, because it comes with more options than 0.9]

Theme: he's using Adapta, which is also a one-click from Popular Apps tab, under "Themes".

Panel at the top: use MX-Tweak.

His setup is very nice but I really don't think it's necessary to host a respin/snapshot just to have compiz added and those theming tweaks. Granted, you have to open up the compiz settings manager to enable the compiz cube and wobbly windows, but it's not a lot of work (and you can follow along with his video where he goes through his settings).

Right now the community repos only host snapshots by known people, e.g. MX Devs putting together their own personal projects.

No idea if he is on the forum. I've certainly enjoyed quite a few of his youtube videos though, and appreciate his enthusiasm to put together his own snapshot. That is what the snapshot tool is for, in any case.
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Re: MX 17.1 Snapshot with compiiz

#3 Post by Stevo » Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:25 pm

I would guess that he's using our compiz-reloaded, since the Debian compiz barely has any effects.

But I also seem to remember he reinvented the wheel in the past by running some script to build and install compiz-reloaded from the git source in the past on MX instead of checking to see if we already had it, so may have some weird setup going on.

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Re: MX 17.1 Snapshot with compiiz

#4 Post by asqwerth » Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:36 pm

Stevo wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:25 pm
I would guess that he's using our compiz-reloaded, since the Debian compiz barely has any effects.

But I also seem to remember he reinvented the wheel in the past by running some script to build and install compiz-reloaded from the git source in the past on MX instead of checking to see if we already had it, so may have some weird setup going on.
He appeared to be using the gtk window decoration dialogue window that comes with compiz 0.9 instead of the Emerald manager that comes with 0.8.
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Re: MX 17.1 Snapshot with compiiz

#5 Post by aledie » Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:58 pm

right, it uses compiz 0.9.13.1, metacity 3.28.0-1
other apps added: chrome, OBS, VirtualBox, Boxes, Kdenlive, ...
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Re: MX 17.1 Snapshot with compiiz

#6 Post by colin_b » Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:39 am

I've just had a look at his latest video which shows a brief comparison of MX to Debian https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAnTQK8xINU.

Wow.

It's a bit like comparing a Ferrari to a Reliant Robin.

Thanks devs!

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