Re: Transparancy (was: gnome-terminal awfully slow. :-()

On Mon, 2003-02-17 at 22:25, Vlad Berditchevskiy wrote:
> Alan <alan ufies org> writes:
> >> BTW, I don't understand, why it's called "transparency". It just sets a
> >> background picture behind the text.
> > 
> > My guess is
> >  a) setting the bg picture behind the text makes it look transparent
> >     (except of course for windows behind the window)
> >  b) 'transparency' is quicker to say than 'wallpaper image set as the
> >      background of the terminal and adjusted for terminal position and
> > 	 with color/opaquity options' <g>
> BTW, is it possible to achieve _real_ transparency in Gnome? In other
> unix environments? By now I've seen such feature only on some window
> manager frames, but not in the client area.

See my posts on the XRender issue - basically, X doesn't support it,
until that extension and internal revision are complete.

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