Sprite transforms in RandR

Keith Packard keithp at keithp.com
Mon Dec 6 14:34:49 PST 2010

> Yes, definitely.  #2 seems easier.  If you also turn on panning so the
> whole screen area is accessible, then it seems better than #1 too because
> the compositor is probably going to often be the window manager as well, so
> #1 may still leave you with windows that you can't get to.  As annoying as
> some people find panning, I suspect not being able to recover from a
> crashed compositor because they can't get to the start button or whatever
> will be more annoying.

Oh, panning is a good addition.

> Continuing to scan out the pixmap will just make users think their systems
> froze.

Even if they knew what happened, having a frozen screen doesn't make it
any easier to recover from.

keith.packard at intel.com
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