What the hell is ’spiftacity’?

Reading the news on ‘dapper-changes’, I saw the announcement of spiftacity, described as “A lightweight GTK2 based Window Manager” (that was the same thing they used to say about Metacity, and watch what we have now).

Anyway, I really wanted to see how it looks, so I tried to install it. Unfortunately, it still didn’t hit the archives yet (probably compilation problems). Google knows nothing about it, as blogsearch, freshmeat, Google Reader and even Altavista (which brings something not related).

So, that should be the most unknown program hitting a big distribution archive I’m aware of.

Edit 1: Just playing a little stupidly, I found out the sources on Ubuntu archive. Screenshots to follow.

Edit 2: It is actually the same of Metacity. I still don’t know what’s the difference (and before anyone point, yes, I’ve run ‘diff’ through the archives — most changes seem to be on ‘configure’, unless I tried to compare two different versions or the changes are, actually, on the patches).

Edit 3: Ok, the differences are on the patches. It seems that they changed the way Metacity behaves when an application is launched from terminal: the terminal doesn’t lose focus and the new application doesn’t get focused. Anyway, back to Metacity (and proving that ‘spiftacity’ isn’t, actualy, a lightweight GTK2 Window Manager).