I've noticed there's alot of threads around for asking about themeing compiz, so I thought i'd start a thread to answer most questions around, giving my own view and start a challenge from an effort i've tried.
- Default Compiz included with Fedora Core 6 DOES NOT allow for themeing, there does not seem to be an answer why so I am assuming its not that it isnt possible, its the fact thats simply not included, Feel free to correct me if im wrong.
- Beryl window manager allows for themeing as well as easily configuration, this is an alternative to compiz, and Beryl started out as a fork to compiz named compiz-quinnstorm. My experiences with Beryl were brief with ubuntu but I found it very capable, but also too complex for the everyday user.
My effort is to bring together a simple way to allow themeing to the default FC6 compiz, without breaking it past not being able to allow updates via yum. I've managed to build gnome-compiz-manager from ubuntu (though i don't remember ever seeing this when i used Beryl), It has most of the settings for changing the cube, enabling/disabling effects and adding hotkeys etc.
I grabbed the tarball from here: http://ubuntu.compiz.net/pool/main/g...ndalfn1.tar.gz
it required dependancies like gtk-devel, libgnome-devel etc. so grab those from yum. It also required perl-XML-Parser so grab that from yum as well. It builds cleanly and gives you:
All features BUT theme manager work. If anyone else has a solution on how we can add this (maybe someone with ubuntu and some experience) can add whats missing to this dialog and allow default compiz to be themed.