On Wed, 2007-12-19 at 18:15 +0100, Jon Nettleton wrote:
That is great to hear. I have been holding off submitting my
upstream until this happened. Here is the list if anyone wants to give
input. Some of them are very similar to what xfwm4 already has.
1) User configurable transparencies for windows when moved, and also
drop down menus.
2) Drag and drop "windows" also become translucent. It was brought up
on IRC that cursors are already ARGB, so can theoretically be
transparent causing a problem. I think this is a setting that should be
desktop-wide, so I prefer having it in the window manager. I am open
for discussion on this. I just like being able to grab a bunch of text
or large icon and actually see where I am dropping it.
3) Changes to the metacity capplet that also includes a checkbox to
turn on compositing.
4) Unredirected fullscreen overlays. I know this should be handled
with the new Xorg stuff. I haven't followed up how far along the new
memory management code is.
I understand this should also be brought up with the metacity team, and
it will be. I am more interested in what the fedora desktop team thinks
should be included in a base compositing desktop. I would love to be
able to ship metacity with composite in F9, with the ability to turn on
3d compositing for more advanced effects.
My take on this is that compositing in metacity should be just like
window management in metacity: working as smoothly and unintrusively as
possible. After a few minutes of using it, you should not notice it
anymore. All of the things you have mentioned sound perfectly compatible
with that goal...