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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.

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closed as not a real question by Jorge Castro, Marco Ceppi Feb 26 '12 at 16:53

It's difficult to tell what is being asked here. This question is ambiguous, vague, incomplete, overly broad, or rhetorical and cannot be reasonably answered in its current form. For help clarifying this question so that it can be reopened, visit the help center.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

You're question still seems to vague to me. If I recall correctly, Stacks in OSX have nothing to do with effects. I'm confused about the question in general you seem to ping-pong around different ideas without just "cutting to the chase" –  Marco Ceppi Jul 25 '11 at 14:31
I'm sorry if it's vague that's about as straightforward as I can ask it. I ping pong around since I was addressing the bulk of the post to address what was said in my other post on the matter. Let me try again. –  user22172 Jul 25 '11 at 14:43
What I am asking is if there will ever be a unified way to enable animations in every aspect of the operating system. Stacks was just an example. –  user22172 Jul 25 '11 at 14:43
If you look in the video below, the icons animate smoothly from a shuffle. This however, is not limited to the dock and can be done anywhere in OSX ( the Finder, iTunes etc). The Stack uses Core Animation. Will Ubuntu ever have something like that across the whole operating system? Core Animation: Thanks for your quick reply Marco. –  user22172 Jul 25 '11 at 14:45
Like.. what? What other OSX software does "animated" stuff? besides the Dock?, i.e. Finder is as simple as it gets...It's smooth transitions between folders it's one thing that can be achieved in Nautilus with the blur plug in Compiz...OSX isn't really about showing off fancy effects but more of aesthetically pleasing the user.How practical would be that the Application menu bars would use a Stacks effect...sure it'll look pretty but not really useful. –  Uri Herrera Jul 25 '11 at 14:47

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