Re: Is Alpha Channel support in next release plan?
- From: Miroslav Silovic <miro puremagic com>
- To: Christof Petig <christof petig-baender de>
- Cc: "gtk-devel-list gnome org" <gtk-devel-list gnome org>
- Subject: Re: Is Alpha Channel support in next release plan?
- Date: Wed, 06 Aug 2003 12:31:23 +0200
Christof Petig wrote:
Though it does not get discussed further - meaning low interest by the
core developers? I hope not.
I believe there is a long thread on the XFree86 5.0 features. I read it
but don't recall what was said about translucent windows. Keith Packard
is certainly working (or worked) on it.
Hey this is about technological advances happening or not in gtk which
are already present in Qt!
Qt does not have transparent windows. What it currently does is a hack
that was already mentioned in this thread (screen-grab the background,
composit). It artifacts in a very bad way if the windows behind the menu
aren't completely static. There is a similar hack for alpha-composited
dropshadows for menus in Gtk.
IMHO, this discussion doesn't really belong to Gtk development - X
really must get the needed functionality. And the needed functinality is
pretty nontrivial to do (check Keith Packard's homepage for his
discussion on the issues involved. He also mentions his prototype server
with translucency and protocol extension proposal).
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