Monthly Archives: January 2008

And so I could: You can have your cake and eat it two!

Dear interblag and blagotubes.

As you may already know, I’m working on an interface for the Wii Remote and Compiz via LibCWiiD.

Anyways, I was working towards integrating support for multiple Wiimotes, but was a little discouraged once I found this

For your todo/roadmap, I would move support for multiple wiimotes and attachments a bit higher up the list

Anyways, regardless of that, I seem to have got it working the way I wanted it to, because I now have two callbacks showing information forĀ  each separate wiimote. Output below!

First Wii Remote Callback:
totals are 816.000000, 830.000000, ircount is 0
first ir y is 600, second is 291
Second Wii Remote Callback:
totals are 962.000000, 581.000000, ircount is 0
first ir y is 604, second is 297
First Wii Remote Callback:
totals are 797.000000, 841.000000, ircount is 0
first ir y is 604, second is 297
Second Wii Remote Callback:
totals are 977.000000, 588.000000, ircount is 0
first ir y is 611, second is 300

So what does this mean to folks who have Wiimotes but don’t really care about the code side of things? Well, it means that You’ll be able to do Head-Tracking (Via WiiTrack) AND have mouse control and gesture support. How neat is that?

- SmSpillaz

Compiz Fusion Community News for January 10 2008: A big Year!

At the the beginning of the year, I want to take you on a journey back. A journey that goes all the way back to the beginning of the year. We know and love this project, after suffering much hardship and conflict as ‘Compiz Fusion.
Before I get into it, I’m going to do a quick sum-up of all the things that have been going on recently. Some highlights are 3 newly ‘refurbished’ and missed plugins from older versions of Compiz and Beryl, and the ability to draw almost any 3D scene inside the cube and a video of the newly improved Freewins, known as Freewins++.
Note that this is a really long post, so I’ve decided to add the ‘Read more’ tag to prevent putting too much load on planet.

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Use unofficial guides at your own risk!

Recently, a lot of problems have been caused for Ubuntu users by using this guide.

Do yourself a favor. Don’t use it. It features 3 main problems

  • It installs to /usr, overwriting previous Compiz Fusion default installations
  • It really just goes to the effort of installing the version of compiz already installed from source – something completely necessary.
  • It will break all configuration applications because it launches Compiz with the gconf backend and not the ccp backend.

It goes without saying, if you want to install Compiz Fusion, please use an official guide.