composite manager and memory mgmt

Felix Bellaby felix at
Sat Mar 24 01:52:49 PDT 2007

On Fri, 2007-03-23 at 15:38 +0200, Tapani Pälli wrote:
> Possible usecases are usage of shadows on application menu's and dialogs
> + moving elements (menus, infoprints). In Maemo we have these small
> infoprints (think of notifications), they can be animated (as well as
> have translucency) with composite.
> Right now I'm experimenting with menus and infoprints. Usage of
> composite also does some nice buffering for (complex) gtktreeviews, no
> more flickering white boxes then.

That suggests that there is no need for the other main windows to be
mapped. Could you force them to unmap? It would ensure that no memory
was wasted maintaining pixmaps for compositing those windows.


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