Re: [dev] [st] goals / non-goals for st?

From: Anders Andersson <>
Date: Thu, 29 Oct 2009 15:43:56 +0100

On Thu, Oct 29, 2009 at 3:30 PM, Anselm R Garbe <> wrote:
> 2009/10/29 Moritz Wilhelmy <>:
>> On Wed, Oct 07, 2009 at 12:15:37PM +0200, Richard Pöttler wrote:
>>> What do you think about transparency? I think it might collide with the
>>> suckless-goal and decrease speed.
>> Not only do they decrease speed and add lots of unneccessary lines of code
>> but also transparency makes the content unreadable and disturbs from reading
>> the window content.
>> Example:
>> So, I agree with uriel: transparency is for idiots.
> When I was young I thought hey that looks cool (compared to the usual
> terminals on Windows by that time). But when actually using it for a
> while it hurts more and the coolness factor becomes obsolete sooner
> than later. Perhaps the younger generation has better eyes and can
> cope with it for a couple of years, but I haven't seen any serious
> programmer that worked with translucent terminals very long...
> Apart from that, all the other reasons (unnecessary complexity,
> unnecessary cpu cycles, etc) are true and I agree.
> Kind regards,
> Anselm

If you need the transparency, there are compositing window managers
that will do perfect transparency for any application you would like
to. Even if you *would* like to see everything at once, there's no
need to bloat down each application with it.

// Anders
Received on Thu Oct 29 2009 - 14:43:56 UTC

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