Metisse

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Metisse is a window manager developped by the In Situ project.

More information about Metisse, including screencast videos is available at http://www.mandriva.com/archives/en/projects/metisse.html.

How to test Metisse

  • on Mandriva Linux 2007.1 and later: use drak3d to enable Metisse as 3D technology.
  • using a liveCD (based on Mandriva Linux 2007.0 with GNOME as desktop). Download is available at http://www.mandriva.com/archives/en/projects/metisse/download.html
  • on Mandriva Linux 2007.0: Warning, this is not supported by Mandriva, use as your own risk
    • From main/backports repository, download packages libnucleo0, compositing-server-common, compositing-wm-common and gnome-session (this one is only needed if you are using GNOME as desktop).
    • From contrib/backports, download packages x11-server-xmetisse, metisse and metisse-fvwm packages.
    • Using urpmi, install all downloaded packages (and their dependencies).
    • When install is done, modify the following files

/etc/sysconfig/compositing-wm

       COMPOSITING_WM_START=yes
       COMPOSITING_WM=metisse-start-fvwm

/etc/sysconfig/compositing-server

       COMPOSITING_SERVER_START=yes
       COMPOSITING_SERVER=Xmetisse

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