Compton replaced by picom

Arch replaced compton with picom this past weekend.

pacman -Qi picom
Name            : picom
Version         : 7.4-1
Description     : X compositor that may fix tearing issues
Architecture    : x86_64
URL             :
Licenses        : MIT  MPL
Groups          : None
Provides        : compton
Depends On      : hicolor-icon-theme  libconfig  libdbus  libev  libgl
                  libxdg-basedir  pcre  pixman  xcb-util-image
Optional Deps   : dbus: For controlling picom via D-Bus [installed]
                  xorg-xwininfo: For picom-trans [installed]
                  xorg-xprop: For picom-trans [installed]
                  python: For running [installed]
Required By     : None
Optional For    : None
Conflicts With  : compton
Replaces        : compton
Installed Size  : 335.53 KiB
Packager        : Alexander Rødseth <>
Build Date      : Sun 17 Nov 2019 08:22:49 AM EST
Install Date    : Sun 17 Nov 2019 11:25:44 AM EST
Install Reason  : Explicitly installed
Install Script  : No
Validated By    : Signature

Right now, compton is symlinked to picom

ls -la /usr/bin/compton
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 5 Nov 17 08:22 /usr/bin/compton -> picom

Might want to start working on converting your installs. That symlink will disappear without warning in the future.


When will this appear in the Manjaro community repos?

It’s already in testing branch now.

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