This whole thread seems a bit of a minefield, but as I'm still reading
compiz-list, I figured I'd weigh in. I hadn't realized the situation
had gotten so bad, with so many developers leaving, especially after
all the enthusiasm a year and a half ago. I'm currently unemployed
and in a position to perhaps have some time available for this (though
I would have to find a linux box, oddly enough), so I am willing to
come in and help however I can, as you might imagine this project
means a lot to me, but don't get me wrong, i don't want to just come
back after a year and a half and go "right, now I'll run it", that'd
be awful of me. I just want to offer whatever help I can. Its only
projects like this that will let us ever outpace OSX & Windows in the
On Thu, Jan 1, 2009 at 10:33 AM, imnotpc wrote:
> On Wednesday 31 December 2008 17:39:56 Sam Spilsbury wrote:
>> So I probably look naive being the only one to reply to this post, and
>> add my ideas about this issue, however I do feel that it's been
>> plaguing the entire project for quite some time.
> Sam and Kristian have stated things about as accurately as you can. The
> problem is that Compiz and Beryl each had imperfect but functional
> structures. The reunited community has no organizational structure at
> Like Sam said, things get discussed on the forum or IRC then nothing
> until individuals or small groups just do what they want. I don't see any
> point in re-hashing how we got that way, but the bottom line is that
> lost most of the Beryl/Compiz-Fusion devs and all the compiz devs as well
> many contributors such as myself. Something needs to be done if
> Compiz/Compiz-Fusion is to remain relevant.
> I wish I had a good solution. I tried for 6 months to bring some
> organization to the community but got nowhere. I hoped that someone with
> community support would take the lead. Sam and others have worked to keep
> community together, but the same problems remain.
> I don't know if there is anything I can do to help, or if you even want
> help, but I'm willing to talk about solutions and go from there.
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