xcompmgr -- Proposal 2: ARGB-window dropoff shadow

Yann Droneaud ydroneaud at mandriva.com
Fri Sep 25 06:54:57 PDT 2009

Le mercredi 23 septembre 2009 à 21:10 +0200, Eeri Kask a écrit :
> Hello,
> it appears xcompmgr does not decorate windows with ARGB 32-bit
> visuals; which at first sight seems probably a preference of
> artistic taste than a result of engineering considerations. :-)

If client window want to be transparent, putting a rectangular shadow
around / under it is not a desired feature (ex: cairo-clock).

The same apply to XShape'd window (ex: xeyes).

IMHO, shadows should optional and a window should be able to ask for
none through a property.


Yann Droneaud

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