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What’s coming in Compiz 0.9.2? BLING!

The compiz developers have detailed many of the new features, plugins and effects users can expect to find in the 0.9.2 release, due to land sometime in the not-so-distant future.

New Animations

The post reports on a selection of new animation effects created by Jay Catherwood.

“Many of them are based on a new framework, which will allow a whole bunch of similar animations (which draw the window a number of times in different positions on every pass).”

Some of the new animations in action

Able users wanting these extensions now can find them in the following git repositories : –

More new features

There are plenty more that’s new in Compiz 0.9.2:

  • Scale layout results in windows being ‘positioned proportionately to their original position on screen’ when using the scale plugin.
  • Reflective Surfaces Allows docks to specify a “reflective surface” region, for compiz to paint a reflection of the desktop scene on.
  • Vignetting Renders a “vignette” of window brightness around the edges of windows, rather than dimming the window continuously
  • Drunken Demonstration plugin to create a “drunken” effect
  • Trip Demonstration plugin to create a simulated hallucinogenic effect
  • Sound uses GStreamer to play sounds on window events
  • Minimized Window Previews
  • GLSL, Physics and FBO Frameworks, including a new physics engine based on bullet
New physics engine based on Bullet