Mutter (a contraction of "Metacity Clutter") is a window manager for the X Window System, and is in the process of becoming a Wayland compositor; it became the default window manager in GNOME 3, replacing Metacity. While Metacity uses [4 ] GTK+ for rendering, Mutter uses a graphics library called Clutter, and also supports OpenGL by Clutter.
The Mutter window manager can function as standalone window manager application for GNOME-like desktops, and serves as the primary window manager for the
GNOME Shell desktop, which is an integral part of GNOME 3. Mutter is extensible with [5 ] plugins and supports numerous visual effects.
Performance [ edit ]
OpenGL games run with a performance hit when using a
compositing window manager; in June 2010 Phoronix evaluated this as similar for Mutter and [6 ] Compiz. [7 ]
References [ edit ]
^ Clasen, Matthias (26 September 2013), , GNOME mailing list GNOME 3.10 Released , retrieved 26 September 2013
^ Clasen, Matthias (23 August 2013), , GNOME mailing list GNOME 3.9.90 , retrieved 27 Aug 2013
^ "Debian Mutter Package in sid".
^ Vervloesem, Koen (2009-08-04). "Mutter: a window manager for GNOME 3". LWN.net . Retrieved 2011-12-27.
^ Kissling, Kristian (2009-07-08). "Mutter: Window Manager in GNOME's Future". Linux Magazine . Retrieved 2011-12-27.
^ Larabel, Michael (2010-06-21). "Mutter Can Cause A Gaming/OpenGL Performance Hit Too". Phoronix . Retrieved 2011-04-24.
^ Larabel, Michael (2010-05-21). "The Cost Of Running Compiz". Phoronix . Retrieved 2011-04-24.