01 Mar 2010 @ 8:45  

WARNING: GIT IS BEING RESTRUCTURED

A guide outlining how to install current master can be found here.

Installing from source tarballs

This method will work on any distribution, as long as you have satisfied the dependencies required to compile Compiz which are:

Most (if not all) of these may also be obtainable through your packaging system (if you have one) via the command to fetch all build dependencies for Compiz.

Once these are installed, you can obtain the source tarball from the Compiz releases page.

To compile from the source tarballs, extract each tarball and execute the following in each package directory:

in this package order:

  • compiz

  • bcop

  • libcompizconfig

  • compizconfig-python

  • ccsm

  • compiz-fusion-plugins-main (it must be built before plugins-extra as it contains necessary header files)

  • everything else


Installing From Git

This is not recommended unless you want the absolute bleeding-edge version or are a developer. Below is a list of git repositories:

Git repository

Stable branch

Development Branch

git://anongit.compiz-fusion.org/compiz/core/

compiz-0.8

master

git://anongit.compiz-fusion.org/fusion/libraries/bcop

master

compiz++

git://anongit.compiz-fusion.org/compiz/compizconfig/libcompizconfig

compiz-0.8

master

git://anongit.compiz-fusion.org/compiz/compizconfig/compizconfig-python

compiz-0.8

master

git://anongit.compiz-fusion.org/compiz/compizconfig/ccsm

compiz-0.8

master

git://anongit.compiz-fusion.org/fusion/compizconfig/simple-ccsm

master

git://anongit.compiz-fusion.org/fusion/plugins-main

master

git://anongit.compiz-fusion.org/fusion/plugins-extra

master

git://anongit.compiz-fusion.org/fusion/plugins-unsupported

master

git://anongit.compiz-fusion.org/fusion/decorators/emerald

master

git://anongit.compiz-fusion.org/fusion/decorators/emerald-themes

master

If you want to use a script, there are two provided scripts that will clone and pull everything as necessary. Clone them as below.


The get-git script will clone and update all Compiz Fusion related modules such as libcompizconfig, compiz and emerald and the YAGS script will clone all plugin repositories. Using YAGS is fairly simple, just execute

where $COMMAND can be pull, make, make install, make clean, or clone. YAGS will then apply this command to all applicable directories.

NOTE: omega has started a fork of the get-git script called git-compiz, it also has built in support for building plugins, more info here, also note that this is an unofficial and unsupported way to install Compiz Fusion


Build-System switches

Compiz-Core’s configure file also contains a number of switches to disable certain dependencies. They are:

  • --disable-glib – Disable glib plugin

  • --disable-gconf – Disable gconf plugin

  • --disable-schemas-install – Disable the schemas installation

  • --disable-place – Disable window placement plugin

  • --disable-dbus – Disable dbus plugin

  • --disable-dbus-glib – Disable dbus-glib support

  • --disable-inotify – Disable inotify plugin

  • --disable-fuse – Disable fuse plugin

  • --disable-annotate – Disable annotate plugin

  • --disable-librsvg – Disable svg support

  • --disable-gtk – Disable gtk window decorator

  • --disable-metacity – Disable metacity theme support

  • --disable-gnome – Disable gnome settings module

  • --disable-gnome-keybindings – Disable gnome keybindings

  • --disable-kde – Disable KDE window decorator

  • --disable-kde4 – Disable KDE 4 window decorator

  • --disable-kconfig – Disable kconfig plugin

Installation (dernière édition le 2009-10-15 03:45:30 par cornelius)

Posted By: stratus
Last Edit: 01 Mar 2010 @ 08:45

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