openGL in xfwm4

Olivier Fourdan fourdan at
Sat Mar 1 12:13:43 CET 2008

On Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 4:18 PM, Henk Boom <lunarc.lists at> wrote:
> On 27/02/2008, Brian J. Tarricone <bjt23 at> wrote:
>  One reason it feels faster in compiz is that it keeps all of the
>  window pixmaps in memory so that the program doesn't have to redraw
>  when it is exposed. This eliminates the fraction of a second when you
>  uncover a bit of window that garbage is displayed. I suspect this
>  doesn't even rely on OpenGL, it just takes gobs of memory.

Yes, like any compositor, it has to use unredirection - So does xfwm4
with the compositor enabled, it has nothing to do with OpenGL.


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