Re: [wmii] Unnecessary(?) redraw on tagging change

From: Anselm R. Garbe <>
Date: Tue, 16 May 2006 14:20:57 +0200

On Tue, May 16, 2006 at 11:43:53AM +0200, Stefan Tibus wrote:
> On Mon, May 15, 2006 at 08:56:44PM +0200, Anselm R. Garbe wrote:
> > On Mon, May 15, 2006 at 08:24:01PM +0200, Stefan Tibus wrote:
> > > Well...I think the question is, why the addition of a tag to a window,
> > > which would (in the current view) just involve redrawing the title
> > > bar, issues a redraw of the client at all? This may not be a bug,
> > > but may be avoided as well... (Maybe a todo for the next release.)
> >
> > As I told, wmii has no influence to the client, if the client
> > decides to redraw itself, wmii can't be the reason if it wether
> > changes the clients size or if it draws the frame (parent
> > window).
> Hmmm...but something tells that client "this area has been modified
> and should be redrawn" (or am I wrong in that assumption?). So the
> point is, that the area to be redrawn is not full client frame but
> just the title bar, so the enclosed client does not overlap with
> the redrawn area and does not need to redraw at all. I think the "bug"
> here consists in the claim of the area to be redrawn - it's not the
> full parent window of the client, but just an area which does not
> overlap with the client. (Or is this partial redraw impossible in X ?)

wmii does partial readraws, it defines so-called notch-areas
(simply the client area), which isn't drawed for performance


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