Feature: window fences

Enrico Weigelt, metux IT consult lkml at metux.net
Fri Oct 28 16:12:28 CEST 2022

Hello folks,

> while I am interested in this feature, too, I was not able to get it
> working.

Did you build w/ --enable-window-fences ? That's neccessary to get
the window fences support built in. You maybe also want to
--enable-window-policies if you want to define the initial fence
for some windows - see MR #55 (the branch submit/fencs already
contains both).

> I also have a draft merge request implementing advanced tiling
> techniques in a different way:
> https://gitlab.xfce.org/xfce/xfwm4/-/merge_requests/35
> My implementation is lacking multi monitor support and usage
> without a Compositor is somewhat ugly. Yet I did not receive any
> feedback on my suggestions.

Yeah, already seen it, but didn't yet have a closer look at the code.
Maybe this could be implemented based on fences by just creating
fences automatically based on some rules. The right place might be
fencesLoad(), which would also look at some other setting and then
calculate fence geometries from monitors.

In contrast of yours, I don't have hotkeys or menus yet. That's
something I'm planning for the future, but haven't hat the time
to do this yet.


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Enrico Weigelt, metux IT consult
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