kundor at kundor.org
Sat Nov 20 00:09:08 GMT 2004
On Friday 19 November 2004 18:26, Dave Dodge wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 19, 2004 at 05:55:47PM -0500, Nick Matteo wrote:
> > 2) Does anyone know where they get the Expose-like functionality?
> It might be this:
> Note that it uses imlib2 to scale windows, I assume entirely in
> software, so you'll probably need a very fast machine. I don't know
> how smoothly it works in action, for example it's not clear whether the
> windows animate into position like they do with Expose.
> MacOS renders windows off-screen normally, and with the latest
> versions can use accelerated compositing and scaling. So animated
> window motions and other effects are easier to accomplish there. The
> X11 folks are working on implementing a similar compositing model
> based on OpenGL, I think.
> -Dave Dodge
I just tried kompose out and it does look just like their screenshots, yep.
It doesn't animate the windows, and it didn't handle my xinerama setup very
well, so I won't be using it. But hopefully XComposite will lead to better
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