Why does compiz-gtk depend on Metacity?

Asked by Vincent on 2007-04-04

I reported this as a bug <https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/compiz/+bug/96912> but I was told to post it here, so...

Why does compiz-gtk depend on Metacity? I'm on Xubuntu and don't want Metacity of course. Isn't compiz-gtk a window decorator in itself?

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Eric P (ep2011) said : #1

Compiz-Gtk allows use of Metacity Themes. Which may be the reason why it depends on it. It is a window decorator in itself, but also allows Metacity themes.

Vincent (vinnl) said : #2

But it does not really "depend" on metacity, so it should be "recommends", right? If so, shouldn't I file a bug report?

yep, get filing that bug report, and mark as a wishlist item if you can, if not leave it and give me the bug number, id be happy to change those dependancies, email me at <email address hidden> with the bug url please..

Vincent (vinnl) said : #4

Thanks Sam Cater, that solved my question.