Apparently the English I write is too difficult to understand for the average reader – including so-called free software journalists – (which surprises me as I am a non-native speaker), so I have to be more clear about what I wrote yesterday before more FUD is being spread.
What is going to be removed?
One checkbox in the power management settings to automatically disable compositing when battery runs low.
Does that mean I have to use Compositing?
No! You still can disable Compositings in Systemsettings, use the Alt+Shift+F12 shortcut or use a window specific rule to block compositing if e.g. you are using VLC or Wine. You can even write a very short script using our D-Bus interface to disable compositing when the battery runs low. You see even the exact same functionality is still there, it’s just a removed checkbox.
What about enforcing compositing you wrote about?
That is only the case if the screen is locked with the new implementation. As soon as you unlock you can disable compositing again and of course if compositing is disabled it stays disabled when the screen gets locked.
I hope that clarifies everything. Just remember: we always do what is in the interest of our users. If you want to go OMG THEY ARE EVIL it is more likely that you misunderstood something than that we are evil 😉
I would appreciate to see updates to the blog posts which spread the FUD that we enforce compositing. This is really bad!