EDIT: The answer to this can be found much further down, but suffice it to say that all the effects can be achieved with Compiz, it is simply a question of man power needed to implement such features. Thank you to the Ask Ubuntu staff and members for their assistance in clearing this up for me. End EDIT.
I'm not trying to be antagonistic, but my last post on the subject was closed without the question being answered and labeled as not a real question so I'll ask again.
Is there currently any effort to bring a unified animation framework to Ubuntu that utilizes OpenGl akin to Core Animation so that effects that appear in the various Linux dock programs can be utilized across the all programs (Nautilus Banshee etc) using a common method?
In my previous posts, I referenced things like Stacks in OSX as an example. I am aware that AWN, Docky, and Cairo Dock do things like this and that Compiz does more than just wobbly windows. I am not asking to copy some of the functionality like Stacks and the Genie effect, which can already be copied to an extent using a combination of those programs, I am asking if there will be a way to bring those types of animations to the whole operating system like OSX. Currently those dock programs all do effects differently and they don't extend beyond the dock, though they rely on Compiz for their compositing.
Again, I am not trying to be antagonistic, but I genuinely feel that I asked a question, perhaps I didn't ask it clearly enough, and that it wasn't totally answered. Thank you for your consideration and time in this matter.