Re: [Usability] My take on Nautilus must-fix proposal

On 29Oct2001 01:03PM (-0500), Liam Quin wrote:
> Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
> > I will weep if I have to see stipple shadows on my Linux/GNOME laptop
> > next to my beatifully subtle alpha-composited shades on my Mac OS X
> > box.
> On the other hand, it's precisely hacks like this that are considered
> the "prior art" necessary to justify new features.
> When I tried to apply pressure to get support for grey-scale and colour
> fonts in X in the early 90's, I got the "no-one is using them so we
> don't need this feature" mantra repeated to me, so now I'd rather take
> the approach of hacking something so ugly that the X folks want to
> improve it ;)

OK, but I think they are already working on cross-window alpha, the
pre-requisite to doing a pretty version.
> > Hmmm - I'm not sure how the future cross-window alpha extension will
> > be designed, but I hope there are options other than only alpha == 0
> > passing events.
> Probably it'll depend on use cases like this one being fed into the
> XRender list.

What's the right list to feed it to, and do you want to feed it there
or should I?

 - Maciej

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