Re: [wmii] Composite support

From: Denis Grelich <>
Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2007 19:54:43 +0100

On Tue, 16 Jan 2007 17:19:02 +0100
Martin Stubenschrott <> wrote:

> Hi,
> now that there is so much hype about beryl/compiz/xgl and hardware
> accelerated desktops.
> What do you think about the addition of _simple_ and _usable_ desktop
> effects to wmii? I don't think so much about animation, but rather on
> transparency effects for floating windows, or to make inactive frame a
> little bit darker to make spotting the current column/window easiser?
> Do you think:
> a) supporting the XComposite extension is bad in general
> b) it's good but don't want to spend time on it but would accept
> patches c) have fear about the 10.000 LOCs?
> d) thinks it's a great idea?
> --
> Martin

First off, I can't imagine any *real* benefit from the composite
extension. You can construct cases where the composite extension can be
useful, but to be honest, it will be more a toy than anything else.
I assume it would not be complicated to implement though, nor would it
take way too many LOC, but I personally wouldn't waste any time with

I wouldn't even include it into the main line wmii, since the
window manager is not the right place for that---there already is this
xcompmgr thingie, and wmii is (almost*) perfectly scriptable. It's much
better to do that in your wmiirc.

*There is currently no way translating wmii's client IDs to X11 client
IDs, which is a huge handicap. I'm open for suggestions.

Received on Tue Jan 16 2007 - 19:54:45 UTC

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