What is it ?

Metacity is a simple compositing window manager that integrates nicely with GNOME 2.

What’s changed ?

Thanks to Robert Escriva, Iain Holmes, Matt Krai, Thomas Thurman, and Chris Wang for improvements in this version.

– Add shadow ability for menus and tooltips (Iain) (#517442 ) (GNOME bug 517524)
– Fix possible crashes in compositor (Iain ) (GNOME bug 534569) ( GNOME bug 528787)
– Major reorganisation of compositor code (Iain)
– Initial version of XRender backend for the compositor (Iain)
– New basic public API for compositor (Iain)
– Window decoration updates colour when GTK theme changes (Robert ) (GNOME bug 511826)
– Minor code cleanup for pedantic compilers (Thomas)
– Further code cleanup for pedantic compilers (Matt ) (GNOME bug 526049)
– The atom list appears only once in the code (Thomas ) (GNOME bug 530843)
– Don’t attempt to read attributes of invalid windows (Chris ) (GNOME bug 530485)

Khaled Hosny (ar), Gabor Kelemen (hu), Kjartan Maraas (nb), Tino Meinen (nl), Theppitak Karoonboonyanan (th)

Where can I get it ?

As 780eddd5a57559c6255d7d2440f73114 bz2 or 75328c77f6de4e1c5ae638f3f0a4b0b6 gz.


  1. tvst
    Posted June 4, 2008 at 6:12 am | Permalink

    Any chance bug 135056’s trivial fix will make it in 2.24? Is the fix even correct?

    proposed fix:

    This is a 4-year-old bug, and while it’s not a deal breaker it annoys *many* people.

  2. Posted June 4, 2008 at 11:58 am | Permalink

    As I said in comment 25 there, it appears to be a partial fix. I suppose that’s better than nothing, though, and it should go in.

  3. tvst
    Posted June 4, 2008 at 10:30 pm | Permalink

    I must have missed comment #25 :) but nice that it’s going in!