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Post details: Stickynotes alpha

Dec 26
Stickynotes alpha

As per bug #150493:

This is "true" transparency using XComposite, not blending with the background or a screenshot.

It's fairly buggy, but that's caused by xcompmgr and Metacity's ignorance of Compositing (I think):

  • When xcompmgr is running and you create a new note, it's not transparent although xprop says _NET_WM_WINDOW_OPACITY is set to a correct value. Restarting xcompmgr makes new notes transparent
  • Text of notes can't be changed
  • Notes can't be resized or moved

The "Delete" and "Sticky" buttons work fine though. Really strange.

Metacity really needs a built-in compositing manager, like XFWM's.


Comment from: Davyd [Visitor] · http://www.davyd.id.au/
Metacity is getting compositing support. It is currently available in one of the Spiffiffity branches (spif2 perhaps).

I haven't set up compositing, so I can't easily check this out at the moment. Hopefully you can work out the problems soon enough.

Looks good anyway!
PermalinkPermalink 12/28/05 @ 01:42
Comment from: Ikke [Member] · http://www.eikke.com
Hey, thanks for your input!

I just checked out the spify2 branch, installed the required dependency (libcm), fixed the autotools setup (missing -lGL in several places), installed the new metacity, and ran metacity --replace.

The result is terrible: all colors are fcked (all pink and green etc, really strange), and I cant move any windows.

I subscribed to metacity-devel-list, maybe I can get some help there... If not, I will still try to port the XFWM4 compositor to Metacity, no matter what the RedHat guys are doing (lol).

PermalinkPermalink 12/28/05 @ 10:54

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