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Desktop effects project


1.  Project Description

The purpose of the desktop effects project is to manage various applications commonly employed for nice effects, usually using xcomposite and 3D features, on your desktop.

2.  Project Goals

Provide support for compiz, other 3D window managers and any additional packages, related to them.

3.  Developers

Developer Nickname Role
Sergey Popov pinkbyte Lead ( Team lead )
Jorge Manuel B. S. Vicetto jmbsvicetto Member ( Previous lead )

All developers can be reached by e-mail using

4.  Herds

The desktop-effects project maintains the following herds:

Herd Members Description
desktop-effects jmbsvicetto, pinkbyte Compiz and other 3D Window Managers

5.  Want to contribute ?


We're always interested by users, who want to contribute. If you want to get involved with improving Gentoo's desktop effects experience, we'd like to hear from you! The main thing you'll want to do is be active on Gentoo's Bugzilla. A good start is to provide patches or ebuilds to bug reports that have already been filed by other users.

Also please join desktop-effects project members in #gentoo-desktop-effects on

Official overlay

We maintain an overlay called desktop-effects in layman. It contains additional applications, as well as snapshot and live ebuilds for compiz stuff. Things there are considered not stable enough for the main tree, but are used for testing. You can help us with testing these ebuilds.


Page updated 06 Sep 2012

Summary: Manage various windows managers, x11 miscellaneous applications which are commonly used for various effects on your desktop

Jorge Manuel B. S. Vicetto

Sergey Popov

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