A new version version has been released for everyone’s favorite hardware accelerated window manager. New features include window thumbnail generation in the taskbar, an opacify plugin (making all other windows transparent while mouse is hovering above one) and a rewritten (relatively) more user-friendly settings manager.
The new settings manager can still be quite perplexing for newbies, but at least steps in right directions are being taken. Resizing windows has also been improved a little bit (my X server doesn’t crash whenever I attempt it). As far as I can tell, Compiz’s days of glory are almost over, Beryl has just got too much open-source-ness to be rivaled by a cathedral project.Tags: Beryl, Compiz, Open Source, Technology, X, X.org