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

On Thu, Jun 26, 2008 at 11:59 PM, Patryk Zawadzki <patrys pld-linux org> wrote:
> Well even if you try to read just a 10k file you can get stuck if
> another application is causing excessive IO (and I tend to run such
> applications). It's hard to delegate each disk operation to a separate
> thread just in case the computer is busy with something else.
> Another case is applications with custom canvases like web browsers
> where repainting a region might be slightly delayed as it's a resource
> intensive process. Try moving a window over them and you'll get a
> trail of "shadows."

I understand the issues involved, I just think covering up slow
applications with a compositing manager is avoiding the real problem.

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