Re: Composition [was Re: gnome-session proposal]

On Thu, Jun 26, 2008 at 11:41 PM, Iain * <iaingnome gmail com> wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 26, 2008 at 6:13 PM, Patryk Zawadzki <patrys pld-linux org> wrote:
>> I'd say for me the only essential feature of a compositor is not
>> watching the goddamn windows redraw each time you switch apps and
>> workspaces.
> Then you don't need a compositor
> Turn it off. problem solved.

Nah, one thing about a compositor is that it keeps off-screen copies
of all the windows so it does not have to invalidate regions when the
stacking order changes. It's this feature that allows stuff like live
window previews and translucency to work. That's what I meant to say

Patryk Zawadzki
PLD Linux Distribution

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