Over on CyberOrg there is notice about the merge of Compiz and Beryl which I have been eagerly awaiting.
They have already been rewriting certain aspects of Compiz to include some nice features.
Zoom plugin has been almost rewritten by David Reveman with cool new features like select and zoom and panning, Cube has got reflection thanks to great work by Onestone, there is now expo mode that can be used along with Cube.
Size information upon resizing any window, paint fire on your desktop and other countless useful and no so useful features have been added to plugins. We also got new animation effect “Dodge”, one of my favorite.
Compiz also now has two settings tool, users can easily tweak compiz settings to their liking.
I am really looking forward to seeing if both communities can truly come together to make a stable, and amazing product.