What is Compiz ?
Compiz is an OpenGL compositing manager that use GLX_EXT texture from pixmap for binding redirected top-level windows to texture objects. It has a flexible plug-in system and it is designed to run well on most graphics hardware. See more information on Compiz Wiki
Why Compiz Debian ?
Compiz is no longer provided by the official Debian repository since squeeze release, because of the abandonment of branch 0.8. The next version 0.9 is developed for unity by Ubuntu and has always been very unstable on other environments. After researching on the web, some developers have taken the last sources 0.8.8 to fix bugs, remove the deprecated options and add enhancements on the different applications. This new version was pushed on Github and works very well on Debian, this is why this project has been created. The Debian packaging was updated from the old version 0.8.4 and successfully build for i386 and amd64 architectures. Compiz Debian provides packages for both Debian stable "jessie" and testing "stretch".
Install and enjoy !
Open your favorite terminal as root user and copy paste the commands in blockquote below.
Install sources.list and GPG key
wget -q http://download.tuxfamily.org/compiz/apt/key.pub -O- | apt-key add - && echo "deb http://download.tuxfamily.org/compiz/debian $(lsb_release -sc) main" | tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/compiz-debian.list && apt-get update
Install compiz-core, gtk-window-decorator, settings manager and "main" plugins
apt-get install compiz
Install a window decorator for Compiz ( Recommended for XFCE, LXDE )
apt-get install emerald
Install a tray icon that allows you to easily enable, disable and restart Compiz, and change the currently used window manager and/or window decorator
apt-get install fusion-icon
Install mate-compat plugin for better compatibility with MATE Desktop
apt-get install compiz-mate
Install simple Compiz settings manager focused on simplicity for an end-user
apt-get install simple-ccsm
Install the plugins extra, which are not as well tested and supported as the "main" plugins
apt-get install compiz-fusion-plugins-extra
Install the plugins unsupported and experimental, which have received the least amount of review and are the most likely to be problematic on your system
apt-get install compiz-fusion-plugins-unsupported
Issues or Bugs ?
If you have an issue or a bug, please let us know. You can report directly on Github in the appropriate section by application or contact the admin of this project by email (see the contact in GPG Key).