Compiz on KDE4.8 – a few details

Just to follow up on my last post, apparently compiz on KDE 4.8 runs as long as you don’t use the KDE/QT Event Loop plugin, but do select the text plugin (CCSM, under image loading).

I don’t know the source of the instability, but if the KDE/QT plugin is selected, the following error is presented:

glibmm-ERROR **: 
unhandled exception (type std::exception) in signal handler:
what: call to empty boost::function

Trace/breakpoint trap (core dumped)

Also worth noting, I had trouble using the default window manager. But, if you place:

/usr/bin/kde4-window-decorator --replace

as the window manager (Compiz Settings Manager -> Window Decoration Plugin -> General Tab -> Command), it seems to work.

I’ll have to explore more, but it does seem to be working, for now.

Compiz works with KDE 4.8!

After waiting what felt like forever, compiz now works again for me with KDE 4.8. (That is to say, it works on Kubuntu 12.04 pangolin current build.)  At least, one of the major bugs (this is the one I filed, after complaining about it here) is fixed, which makes the compiz/KDE combination usable again.  I haven’t tested if some of the panels still do bizarre things like become permanent overlays on the screen, but I’ll get to those later.

In any case, I’m happy enough to be able to use KDE and compiz together again.  You know, I think I’m starting to like Pangolin… and it’s still on the first alpha!