Re: Notes on the Metacity compositor
- From: Havoc Pennington <hp redhat com>
- To: Dan Winship <danw novell com>
- Cc: metacity-devel-list gnome org, desktop-devel-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Notes on the Metacity compositor
- Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2006 18:32:41 -0400
Dan Winship wrote:
On Mon, 2006-10-23 at 17:54 -0400, Havoc Pennington wrote:
Owen was showing me FC6 this morning, and it does seem to work out
nicely having metacity handle the old video hardware and compiz handle
the new, with a simple toggle between them. The only real glitch in it
was that compiz uses EWMH-viewports to implement workspaces, which I
think is probably a bad choice; the exact same user-visible behavior
could be done with the EWMH-workspace implementation
If compiz used workspaces instead of viewports, you wouldn't be able to
have a window wrapped around an edge of the cube and thus partially
visible on two different sides.
Just not true, afaik - that's what I mean by "the exact same
user-visible behavior could be done with the EWMH-workspace implementation."
I'm sure it's annoying to change at this point, of course, but it's also
kind of annoying to go fix up apps and libwnck and gtk and so forth to
deal with either implementation approach. The good news is that not many
apps care, probably.
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