enable compositor by default at compile-time

Marcel Pol marcel.pol at home.nl
Fri Aug 19 10:22:07 CEST 2005

On Thu, 18 Aug 2005 12:13:23 -0700
"Brian J. Tarricone" <bjt23 at cornell.edu> wrote:

> Marcel Pol wrote:
> > Hello,
> > Would it be possible to compile xfwm with compositor support by
> > default when Xorg >= 6.8 is found?
> > The way I build the Mandriva packages for a while now is with
> > compositor enabled at compile-time, but disable it at runtime. When
> > a user wants compositor enabled, all he then has to do is change the
> > options at xfwm startup. The Mandriva packages contain a README.mdk
> > which explains this. Since we can expect that compositor will slowly
> > stabilize in future versions of Xorg, I think this makes much sense.
> > I added 2 patches inline for the startup-scripts.
> > 
> > What do you think?
> I think it's a bad idea.  The fact that it "will slowly stabilise"
> tells me that it shouldn't be enabled by default until it *is*
> stable.  A big hint for that would be when X.org itself starts
> shipping with the composite extension enabled by default.
> Since you're already set up to create your packages with the
> compositor compiled in (should be trivial for most package types,
> anyway), I don't see this as a maintenance burden on packagers.

Ok, I can live with that answer. The least I could do was communicate
my change back to you, so that's ok now.

Marcel Pol

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