I’m glad to announce the 0.3.0 release of cairo-compmgr.

Cairo Composite Manager is a versatile and extensible composite manager which use cairo for rendering. Plugins can be used to add some cool effects to your desktop.

Changes last pre-release :

  • Drop glitz and openvg backends, we wait for new opengl cairo backend to add 3D support in CCM
  • Use more classical dialog box for configuration and snapshot
  • Vala is now required to build cairo-compmgr
  • Add a mosaic (« exposé ») plugin that you can activate with <Super>Tab keys
  • Add experimental clone plugin which provide the capability to an external application to get the content of any showed window.
  • Add the capability to launch the configuration in command line with cairo-compmgr –configure command.
  • Fix many bugs and performance issues.

You can get latest tarball here : http://download.tuxfamily.org/ccm/cairo-compmgr/

or grab debian packages here : http://cairo-compmgr.tuxfamily.org/download/debian-packages/

Have fun !

15 Responses to “Cairo Composite Manager 0.3.0 is finally here”


mars 19th, 2010 - 8:29

Great app!!


mars 21st, 2010 - 8:38

Cool! many bugs fixed
mosaic still has a little problem when you chose a window not at the top, and it cannot get chromium or audacious2 ’s window


mars 22nd, 2010 - 12:43

Excellent! Can’t wait to give it a try.


mars 24th, 2010 - 2:48

Great release. Mosaic plugin is great, I have been waiting for something like this for a long time =)


mars 24th, 2010 - 23:23

Ok – I must be missing something here. For some reason, whenever I enable this, my windows close on their own. I’ll open a new one, and a few seconds later it’ll just disappear.

Is this a problem with my build, or is this something about the config that I don’t understand?


mars 25th, 2010 - 21:06

Woa! Great compmgr! It will replace xcompmgr in my little ob-user’s heart =D
Only one question: it really require lignomeui as dephs? WTF!


mars 25th, 2010 - 21:10

Woa! Great compmgr! It will replace xcompmgr in my little ob-user’s heart!
Only one question: it really require lignomeui as dephs? WTF!


avril 11th, 2010 - 10:03

Fantastic! I stopped using ccm because of bugs. I’ve been using the new version for over a week on my openbox desktop and it’s great so far.

Thanks for updating this application!

Jeremy Nickurak

avril 26th, 2010 - 22:58

Any chance of this getting alpha-blurred windows in the future? (Ala: http://www.toosweettobesour.com/2008/05/15/compizfusion-blur-your-terminal-window/ )


avril 27th, 2010 - 9:18

I was long waiting for new release, that would fix problems with older versions. Great job.

I wan’t also to inform You, that there seems to be problems with rendering java-based application windows. I’m using some of those, and I have to disable compositiong in order to work normally.


avril 28th, 2010 - 15:25

Ubuntu Openbox support please. When will cairo be available via the repos?

Jeremy Nickurak

mai 10th, 2010 - 19:49

Any way to disable the systray icon? It’s just taking up space, and I don’t really use it often at all…

David Leal

mai 14th, 2010 - 9:49

This is awesome. Just what I’ve been looking for to replace xcompmgr. Works really well with xmonad.

Many thanks!


mai 16th, 2010 - 13:59

Hi! good work!

tray icon is so….
can i disable it?

David Leal

mai 16th, 2010 - 14:28

Also, do you mind adding a GPG key to the repo so that Debian-derived distro users don’t get an error everytime they update?

Thanks. :)

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