Inline patch for unclipped manual redirect changes in Composite

Johan Bilien jobi at
Fri Apr 27 03:12:16 PDT 2007

On Tue, Mar 20, 2007, Keith Packard wrote:
> Our fine mail archiving software throws away attachments, so here's an
> inline version of the patch. Again, this patch changes the semantics of
> manual-redirect Composite windows so that they do not clip sibling or
> parent drawing. This allows parents to draw composited windows without
> using IncludeInferiors mode, as well as having Expose events delivered
> to the parent in regions covered by manual redirect composited children.

Do you plan to increase the minor revision number of the extension for
this? I know it doesn't change the wire protocol, but it changes the
behavior of the server quite significantly and there needs to be a way
for client to detect which behavior the server will have.

We plan to use the patch in maemo, and it would be nice to align
ourselves with what will be done upstream when the patch goes in.


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