[gobolinux-users] turkish

Nick Matteo 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:
>
>   http://kompose.berlios.de/
>
> 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 
eyecandy soon.


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