- GNOME bug 550670 led to the discovery of GNOME bug 561911, which is also possibly related to GNOME bug 513944, that errors happen because of graphics contexts being of different depths.
- Launchpad bug 296757: gdesklets and Metacity’s compositor apparently don’t play nicely.
- GNOME bug 344072: It has been suggested that alt-Esc should be removed, and alt-Tab should depend on the state of the reduced_resources flag: if it’s TRUE, it behaves as alt-Esc does now, with no popup, and if FALSE, it behaves as alt-Tab does at present. Gentle reader, what do you think?
- GNOME bug 99335: Should ctrl-alt-del bring up some kind of logout dialogue? (It does on Ubuntu.)
- GNOME bug 560990: Compilation without the compositor turned on is broken in various ways. This needs fixing soon.
- GNOME bug 351647: Some kind of command-line option to choose which screens Metacity comes up on might be a good idea.
Things that need writing
Thomas has been working on a test suite for a while, but it’s not ready yet.
Also, before Vectacity gets anywhere near usable, we need to start with an editor.
Around the blogs
- blackphiber was amused by our error messages.
- Tombutu covered the Metacity compositor. This seems to have been news for many people, because it generated some buzz on Digg and then found its way to LifeHacker and was also apparently translated into Polish.
- Someone is working on using Metacity with OLPC (and other people are working on using other WMs).
- Owen discusses the use of Mutter, the Clutter semi-fork of Metacity, in GNOME Shell.