I've just committed some compiz-related updates to Gentoo. First we now have version 0.3.6, the most interesting news is probably that it now has a working kde-window-decorator. gnome/kde-stuff is now only enabled on use-flags, so if you wanna continue to use gconf, you'll have to build compiz with the gnome-flag.
compiz-start tries to autodetect a running kde and then run the kde-window-decorator. If compiz-start fails for you, please report it, because I plan to deprecate all the compiz-aiglx/xgl/nvidia-scripts.
Beside that we now have compiz-settings in the tree, which is a simple configuration-tool for compiz and saves you from using gconf manually.
Putting gnome and gconf together is not optimal, because as joker said, it's still the only way to store compiz settings.
If gconf was a separate use flag, one could have only gconf, without all the other (for a kde user) unnecessary gnome stuff.
Please consider creating a separate use flag for gconf. Or, until another storage backend is implemented, make gconf a hard dependency.
compiz-setting itself will work without gconf, but the settings will still be stored in gconf.
To explain: The current compiz-settings accesses gconf directly. The new version will instead use dbus to change settings, but those settings still need to be stored somewhere and right now the only place to store them is gconf.
Hey, thanks for this. Looks like a good way to run compiz without all the Gnome deps. I don't mind on my workstation, which already runs Gnome, but this will be a real saver for my Xfce-4.4 only laptop. :)
hi, short question about the ebuild. i emerged the newest in portage. as i dont use gnome/kde i dont have a gtk/kde-window-decorator. where do i find it in portage and does it need the full gnome/kde? thx wrdaniel