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Upgrading to Beryl 0.2.0

March 17, 2007

Beryl 0.2.0 is out with many cool features and fixes :

    New Plugins :

  • Thumbnail: Thumbnails on the taskbar (window list) which show a mini view of the actual window
  • Snap: Allows windows to “snap” to each other, or provide edge resistance
  • Opacify: Makes windows behind the active window transparent
  • Group: Allows windows to be group, to easily switch between a set of windows
    New system requirements check :

  • The improved check has much better accuracy
  • The check is a lot faster
    New Window Decorators :

  • Since 0.1, we have two new window decorators
  • Heliodor: Uses metacity themes
  • Aquamarine: Uses Kwin themes.
    Newly Rewritten Beryl-Settings :

  • Written in Python
  • More user-friendly UI
  • Better profile support
    New Translations :

  • Thanks to all of our foreign speaking users, we’ve had a much better time getting translations

Now how to upgrade your version (mine used to be 0.1.4) on your kubuntu edgy ?
Edit your /etc/apt/sources.list and add the following lines :
deb http://ubuntu.beryl-project.org edgy main
deb-src http://ubuntu.beryl-project.org edgy main

Update the list :
sudo apt-get update
And upgrade the following packages :
sudo apt-get install beryl
sudo apt-get install beryl-core
sudo apt-get install beryl-manager
sudo apt-get install beryl-plugins
sudo apt-get install beryl-plugins-data
sudo apt-get install beryl-settings
sudo apt-get install emerald
sudo apt-get install emerald-themes
sudo apt-get install libberylsettings0
sudo apt-get install libberylsettings-dev
sudo apt-get install libemeraldengine0
sudo apt-get install libemeraldengine-dev

Reboot and enjoy!

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4 comments

  1. On Ubuntu Edgy – I did a fresh install: but in the last step:

    sudo apt-get install beryl

    installed all but the following:

    sudo apt-get install emerald-themes
    sudo apt-get install libberylsettings-dev
    sudo apt-get install libemeraldengine-dev


  2. Just wanted to say thanks for the guide, it worked like a charm. Cheers! =D


  3. Hi all!

    I am Lucy, I have found your website while searching for some info at Google. Your site has helped me in a big way.

    G’night


  4. I tried to edit the sources.list file and i cant add the two lines. I’m using ubuntu fiesty fawn 7.04. when i try to edit the sources.list file, i can add the two lines but then i cant save it.



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