New safeguards have been added to CCSM – the GUI tool for configuring Compiz – to limit damage caused by users unaware of the tools importance.
When launching the app in Ubuntu 12.04 a pop-up box warning users of the potential risks from idly playing around with settings therein. The ability to disable the Unity desktop plugin from the main plugin overview in CCSM has also been removed.
The changes were borne from a debate on whether the tool should be removed from the Ubuntu repositories as a pre-emptive move to protect users from inadvertently messing up their system.
Although these these patches will certainly help illuminate the potential danger that can result from ‘playing’ with CCSM, the dangers themselves remain there, ready to ensnare the curious user…