Category Archives: Mutter

Recent happenings in Metacity and Mutter

Here’s a quick round-up of interesting goings-on in the Metacity and Mutter worlds this week. Sam H wants to implement tabbed windows in the window manager (so that each application would think it had multiple windows open, but the user would see tabs).  The responses included “awesome” and “my personal hero”.  Sam H plans to […]

Notes from Gran Canaria

Lots of happy buzz about window managers here at the desktop summit.  Some things people have said: Someone asked about implementing window matching.  It’s always been our policy that it should be done with an external tool, but policies can of course be rethought.  We might implement it in a branch and see whether anyone […]

Recent Mutter and Metacity activity

Here’s a quick roundup of recent happenings with Mutter and Metacity. Sugar Labs want to use Metacity (and not Mutter) in Sugar, and ran into the problem that undecorated maximised windows are necessarily fullscreened.  A patch was provided to turn this off. Two on tabs: Sam H wants to integrate tabs into Mutter; Ivan Denker […]

The future of…

The future of the project: It’s fairly clear now that Mutter will be an alternative window manager in GNOME 2.28, and the only window manager in GNOME 3.  It is therefore taking over the reins from Metacity 2: effectively, Mutter is Metacity 3. But what is to happen to Metacity 2?  Your chronicler believes that […]

Mutter integration: the story so far

One of the forks of Metacity is known as Mutter, because it’s Metacity with Clutter support.  It’s used by the forthcoming gnome-shell project. In a recent email to d-d-l, Owen Taylor gave two goals for the 2.28 release: That Mutter should be developed using the GNOME infrastructure; and That users will be able to choose […]