Xcomposite specification

Pierce Ward pierceward at gmail.com
Mon Jun 5 17:43:28 CEST 2006

Well I do not want to disable the XComposite extension entirely because I
enjoy using it, and I feel the work that has been put into it recently by
the XFCE team is very nice.

Naturally, I have written a script that disables the composite manager when
playing games, such as ut2004, however that is not the only application it
affects. For instance, when using a movie playing application such as
mplayer with composite enabled, anything changing beneath it "bleeds"
through the xv driver. So the solution is to use the gl2 output driver, and
obviously there is a large performance drop here due to the composite
manager (the other solution is the x11 driver and -zoom which is even worse
performance wise).

Of course none of this is mission critical I just like to have a certain
amount of eye-candy on my desktop, and I in no way expect it to be fixed by
the next release or anything like that. I just thought I would bring it to
the attention of you the developers in the hope that it is recognised and it
can be seen to at some stage. If there is anything I can help with, I
wouldnt mind having a look it myself.

Thanks again,

On 6/5/06, Olivier Fourdan <fourdan at xfce.org> wrote:
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> Pierce Ward wrote:
> > i.e., they're fullscreen, opaque, and not occluded >by other windows
> that
> > cast shadows or are themselves translucent).
> >
> > I've decided to contact you about this in the hope that the developer
> > who is maintaining the XFCE Composite manager can make these adjustments
> and
> > tweaks so that Opaque/fullscreen etc windows, (in my case, games such as
> ut2004)
> Well, if all you need is to play UT2004 and the XComposite is a problem,
> why not simply disabling the composite either from xfwm4 or from X all
> together then?
> What you call "adjustments" and "tweaks" is far from a trivial task and
> not really suitable to implement right now.
> Cheers,
> Olivier.
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