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[Bug 862430] Re: window flicker for a short time after switching workspaces


I think there is something broken in the Ubuntu upgrade policy regarding
Compiz.  Ubuntu 11.04 was so bugged and unstable that it triggered rage
from many experienced Linux users.  The answer from several Ubuntu forum
managers defending Canonical was that we (the angry users) were stupid
because if work and production was our main goal, we should have stick
to the LTS version.  The other 6-month cycle versions were supposed to
be more adventurous and should be reserved for non-important usage.

Precise Compiz version ( is so bugged that it is simply not
usable for intensive work.  Now we are told that if we want a stable
release we should upgrade to Ubuntu 12.10, i.e., a non-LTS version.  So:

  1. What is the purpose of an LTS version if we should leave it for a
more stable version?

  2. What did make the Compiz team to decide that Ubuntu 12.10 was more
important than the 12.04 LTS version ?

I am not an English native speaker and I cannot write as I want.  This
is not an angry post or a post full of reproach or resentment.  I am
just curious because I would like to keep the LTS version but with a
good Compiz version.  Unfortunately I do not know how to express it
without seeming harsh.  Excuse-me for lacking the nuance necessary for

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