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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:31 am    Post subject: Compton, a compositor for X Reply with quote

Since compiz seems to be kind of dying I have been looking around for some other composite manager, I found compton: https://github.com/chjj/compton

From the README:
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Compton is a compositor for X, and a fork of xcompmgr-dana.

I was frustrated by the low amount of standalone lightweight compositors. Compton was forked from Dana Jansens' fork of xcompmgr and refactored. I fixed whatever bug I found, and added features I wanted. Things seem stable, but don't quote me on it. I will most likely be actively working on this until I get the features I want. This is also a learning experience for me. That is, I'm partially doing this out of a desire to learn Xlib.


Has anyone tested it on gentoo?


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seems like some guys want to send unix back to the "it has to be ugly"-console, so that apple and microsoft can shine brighter even if they are...
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dirkfanick wrote:
Seems like some guys want to send unix back to the "it has to be ugly"-console, so that apple and microsoft can shine brighter even if they are...

Err, what? Compton is a compositing manager in it's core sense. It does composition. Not everyone needs/wants wobbly windows.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved from Desktop Environments to Unsupported Software.
Not in portage, so moved here.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Not everyone needs/wants wobbly windows.


So we need to forbid or make it unreachable for everyone?

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dirkfanick wrote:
So we need to forbid or make it unreachable for everyone?

:roll:
Err, WTF are you talking about?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gusar wrote:
dirkfanick wrote:
So we need to forbid or make it unreachable for everyone?

:roll:
Err, WTF are you talking about?


I am writing about the issue that composite/beryl get's rid of gentoo.

I would like to get out the bible from portage - I tried it and I got sick of it, but instead the beauty of 3d-desktops is taken away.

Also biblesword forces evil behaviour and sensless violence.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dirkfanick wrote:
Gusar wrote:
dirkfanick wrote:
So we need to forbid or make it unreachable for everyone?

:roll:
Err, WTF are you talking about?


I am writing about the issue that composite/beryl get's rid of gentoo.

I would like to get out the bible from portage - I tried it and I got sick of it, but instead the beauty of 3d-desktops is taken away.

Also biblesword forces evil behaviour and sensless violence.

Gentoo is a volunteer-driven project. If you're still complaining and not going to volunteer, then you're a leech.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dirkfanick wrote:
Gusar wrote:
dirkfanick wrote:
So we need to forbid or make it unreachable for everyone?

:roll:
Err, WTF are you talking about?


I am writing about the issue that composite/beryl get's rid of gentoo.

I would like to get out the bible from portage - I tried it and I got sick of it, but instead the beauty of 3d-desktops is taken away.

Also biblesword forces evil behaviour and sensless violence.

What are you talking about??

I understand the words. But their concatenation makes no sense whatsoever.

The Original Poster had asked a legitimate question. If you have nothing helpful to post, then please don't post anything.

Consider this a warning.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You better go home now for your own sensless behaviour and comments.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dirkfanick wrote:
You better go home now for your own sensless behaviour and comments.

Thank you for flying Troll Airways.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well, i am definitely going to try this at home. improvements look interesting. and that memleak in original xcompmgr - scary.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Compton has been added to the tree by Samuli Suominen (ebuild created by Julian Ospald).
It seems to be working great! Certainly a drop-in replacement for xcompmgr.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

When i'm using compton, everthing seems to work fine except my notifications. Why?

I'm using gentoo, lxde, openbox and compton. After starting compton, no notification pops up, no error message... any ideas?

compton is started with normal settings (compton -c -b -e 0.8 -i 0.7). It doesn't matter which settings i'll set in compton. :-/
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