Ubuntu 13.04 to Receive New Window Docking Animations
Compiz has already been patched to integrate the functionality
The maximize and minimize transitions for windows in the Ubuntu operating systems have been perfected over time, but now a patch has been implemented for Compiz to further refine the effects.The transition effect that is shown when a user docks a window on one of the four sides of the Ubuntu desktop has been implemented for quite some time, but John Lea from Ayatana Design has submitted a bug fix on Launchpad regarding a subtle, but interesting modification.
Instead of showing an orange, semi-transparent effect, Compiz will now display a transparent version of the window that's about to be docked.
Along with the summited bug, John Lea also posted a concept video which demonstrates the effect. After some tweaking, a fix was summited and the effects implemented.
It's unsure that this will make it into Ubuntu 13.04, but it has a high probability.